Day 152

Waiting for the train

August 25th, 2010


  1. Belle Zora says:

    Used to do that as a kid.

    • Christine says:

      Me and my brother used to do that too!

      • RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:

        If they went slow you could find them.

        But if train was at top speed you was

        lucky to find them. I remember it was

        like hunting needle in haystack sometimes.

      • Ruthie in CA says:

        Me too! Then I would take them to show and tell and watch all of the unfortunate kids that didn’t have a grandma who lived by the train tracks.

    • Norwood says:

      Dang,, yall must have been some poor kids. We wouldn’t think twice about slapping down a nickle.

  2. katzien in austin says:

    Looks like a local pasttime. Hmmm, what to do in small towns for fun??

  3. John in MI says:

    Don’t wait too long.

  4. Michael in Atlanta says:

    How many smashed pennies did we all get as kids?!?!?!

  5. Jeff says:

    Memories light the corner of my mind…..thanks for the memories and then bringing them back.

    Move on your parents are waiting….and some girl. You have some explaining to do to the ladies here Matt.

  6. Lois says:

    My parents told me if I did that it would derail the train. Nice.

    • Janine says:

      Mine, too! But I think maybe that’s only if you stack them, like we used to. Or maybe if you put out a bunch of them and eliminate too much friction. *shrug*

  7. Jeff says:

    almost over and there is no rush and still playing it the way he has. Admirable traits in a human being.

  8. SLO Gail says:

    We’re almost at the end and I’ve lost Matt’s Facebook page. Please, someone, repost the address. Thanks.

  9. Lerasi in NC says:

    We do that still to this day when we go back home to LA. It’s something we did as kids living next to the railroad tracks and now that I have a daughter, I can’t wait for her to be old enough to enjoy us doing it as adults. I remember waiting anxiously for a train to pass and then running up to grab the still burning hot coin right after the train finished.

  10. Khandee in CA says:

    I posted this earlier but I really want you all to know how you and this site affected me.
    I would like to say that I have followed Matt since New Jersey. This site is the most civil, generous, warm, friendly and caring website I have ever visited. Everywhere else I look there is doom and gloom but coming here and seeing the beautiful pictures Matt posted and read the comments from all of you have lifted me up and made my spriit lighter. I will miss this site and all of you BUT I have bookmarked it so I am going to go back to the beginning and take me another trip…..=) Anytime, I feel closed in, I only have to look at pictures of the “Big Sky”. I’m not an outdoors kind of person so I have to truly thank Matt for allowing me to “just walk” vicariously with him and I shall miss all of you.

    • Janine says:

      Ditto, Khandee! It’s like being able to look out of your window and see something different every time, isn’t it? And the fact that a whole community developed in the picture comments is beyond adorable. :o) We’re all gonna miss the Matt Green Experience.

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Oh my gosh. I think they’ve waited long enough as the train doesn’t run any more right? They’re going to wait a long time to get smashed by that train for sure.

  12. RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:

    By looks of rust on tracks, if you wait till next train you will be 3 weeks late to Rockaway Beach.

  13. aissa says:

    congratulations matt! you’re an inspiration to all!

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