All Aboard

    “All Aboard,” Friend, Feb. 1987, 11

    All Aboard

    We lined up chairs in the hallway

    And called them a railroad car.

    Annie and I were passengers—

    We were going to go so far!

    Elizabeth served us sandwiches

    With a pickle chip or two.

    David came and sat behind us—

    He was hungry too.

    Then everybody waited

    For the train to chug away

    That gray and gloomy afternoon

    On a nothing-to-do day.

    We brought our books and read them

    And sat so very still,

    While the wheels went round inside our heads

    Over each imagined hill.

    Illustrated by Elise N. Black