Thomas is 65

Engineer Ethan

So, my blog and my husband also share a birthday with Thomas the Tank Engine.

On Friday, National Public Radio (NPR) posted an excellent story, “Full Steam Ahead: Thomas The Tank Engine Turns 65,” about the engine’s origin and history.

Created in 1942 by the Rev. Wilbert Awdry for his son Christopher, Thomas continues to rumble into the hearts of small children everywhere, including my youngest nephew who loves all things Thomas (see photo).

However, I’m not sure Thomas is keeping up with my nephew’s growth spurts. Although, technically, you can only see the top half of engineers as they drive by, so this works.

Happy belated birthday, Thomas! May you continue to fascinate young children around the world for years to come.

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