Nine of Nine
October 20, 2001. The big day arrives. I nervously
make my way through a little speech to invited guests. Sincere
thanks were given to Paul, Keith, Erika, Dan, Margrit and my family.
How many wives would allow something like this in the backyard?
(all photos on this page by Paul M. Newitt)
On hand were family and friends. Note the prototype car on display.
Carol cuts the ribbon.
With the sound of Walt Disney's Monorail Song blasting out over
the PA, Kory takes the train around the circuit. At the end of
the run guests set off popper fireworks and Skyler blasted the
full-size monorail horn in my Taurus.
After the ceremony guests got a closer look at the train. Here
I'm showing Tom Blalock the inner workings. Tom is Fremont's BART
director and a enthusiast for all kinds of trains.
The guests insisted that I take the train out for a demonstration,
of which I was very happy to oblige. It's really great owning
your own private monorail! Thanks again to all that helped make
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