This is a view of the village before we took it down. (In case you didn’t know, you can click on the picture, and it will make it bigger for you.) The little fellow in the front of it belongs to the “gracegiven” gal. His name is also Daniel, and he is almost three. His sister, Sarah, is four, and his Daddy and Mama are expecting a new little one in a few weeks. In this picture, he was busy waiting for the train to come around again. He would have been happy to stand there for hours, watching the train go ’round and ’round. One of the things that Certain Man has always practiced was making the village as “child friendly” as possible. He didn’t want the children to be destructive, of course, but he always has allowed them to touch if they were careful, and he loved to run the train for them. But now, that is over for another year. My family room seems to have expanded greatly! I can get to my windows again, and we can wind the cukoo clock on the back wall. These are things to be happy about!