Not long ago I met some friends for lunch at the Gristmill in Gruene, on the edge of New Braunfels, Texas. We toasted my friend's birthday and congratulated her on another year.
Her two year old grandson was in the party. His favorite toy train accompanied him. The cars have magnets front and rear to connect to each other. It turns out, the magnets also attract eating utensils. So Thomas the engine whiled away the waiting time by pulling our ice tea spoons in an elongated route around the table. We all laughed and hooted as if we'd never seen a toy train before.
But really, we were infected with her grandson's joy.
Postscript: Aboard the Landa Park train for a post-prandial ride.