‘A Little Red Wagon, a Long-remembered Face’ By Tom Sheehan

In the Depression era, a boy gets a repaired little red wagon as a present and uses it to collect coal clinkers along the railroad tracks to bring to his mother to keep the kitchen fire going, and one day, when an engine stops on the nearby tracks, a coal shoveler in the engine tosses shovels full of coal onto the side of the train when he realizes what the boy is doing. They see each other once in this life: the boy remembers forever,

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