My dad has an old-fashioned postcard from the 1930’s with a picture of two white-haired old men in full 3-piece suits on their bellies on the floor, playing with a model railroad. Given the boyish grins on their faces and their complete physical immersion in their experience, they might as well have been 4-year-old boys!
Watching Tom and a complete stranger admiring the K-Nex display at Costco this evening reminded me of my dad’s postcard. “I want one…” they both said, almost in unison. And then they just stood there together for a few moments, admiring the toy.
That’s when I captured this photo.
A few seconds later, with just a nod, they both walked off in opposite directions, back to their grown-up lives with their grown-up wives, off to find kitty litter.