I posted mid-week on “Railroad Crossing,” my history, nostalgia, and trains blog, about my plans to apply social media in order to record some of my personal experiences and introduce others to history and railroading in Fremont. I plan on using my @rrx_clk Twitter feed to live tweet as I “go home for the last time” and share pictures and memories as I tour town.
My boyhood home is being sold and as I head down this week to clear it out before it changes hands I want to capture and share my memories. In a week from now, my Nebraska visits will no longer have a “home to be going back home to.” I spent 18 years in Fremont, 13 of which were spent in that green, ranch style home on the east side. I have lots of memories not only in the house and neighborhood, but also in schools and stores I frequented, history I learned, and trains I watched.
This will definitely be a fun experiment as I log my last visit home in real time and come away with pictures and stories to pass down to future generations.
Anyone wishing to join along live is welcome to do so by following @rrx_clk on Twitter or text “follow @rrx_clk” to 40404 (United States) to receive text updates. I will also post nightly updates to my Railroad Crossing Facebook page and Google+ account.
I expect to live tweet Wednesday, August 31, through Friday, September 2, as I visit Omaha, downtown Fremont, and watch the trains go through on the busy Transcontinental Route.