|Rail Path - 5x7 - Watercolor - January 2016|
The railroad was part of my history growing up. My grandfather W. B. Price had a home on the hill overlooking the railroad tracks through what is known as Beulah Community in Douglasville, GA. I remember hearing the trains growing up. We walked to school across the railroad tracks and down a path to Beulah Elementary School I don't feel that old but it was a beautiful brick four room school house. Sure wish I had a photo of that building. It used to stand where the Beulah Church stands now at the intersection of Riley Road and Hwy 78. I remember as a teenager getting off the bus on Burnt Hickory Road at the railroad tracks and walking the 1/2 mile to my grandfathers house and then down to hill to my home. No one thought anything about it in those days. The smell of creosote on the railroad ties seems to still be in the air when I think about those walks on hot summer days.