Time flies but memories last forever. Ted Gray brings us memories with his model train display every Christmas season during the City of Richmond Hills Christmas Light Contest.
Those trains, the scenes he designs and executes for us, his audience, bring joy to the young and good memories to the adults.
His goal is to touch us all with the reminder of love and warmth during the holiday season shared with families, friends and strangers who come to view his yard.
This is Ted’s way of giving, expecting nothing in return.
Making connections with others through his generosity and goodness that inspires, deriving pleasure in the happiness of others.
Thank you Ted for the smiles and remembrances inspired by your trains. I hope these pictures will remind us all of a beautiful season and Ted’s goal to bring joy.
Enjoy the moment while you can, one day it will just be a memory.
Visit his YouTube site Grays Trains to keep the pleasure throughout the year and share Ted’s happiness to share with others.
My wish is that the holiday spirit is with you throughout the year.
I wrote this article intentionally after the holidays to put yet another smile on your face and to recognize and share the character and caring of our neighbors.
We Are Richmond Hill.
Georgene Brazer is chairman of the Richmond Hill Downtown Development Authority. She writes regularly about local people who make her city better.
You can reach her at georgenebrazer@gmail. com.