What I learned as the daughter of a railroad man

Nancy Colasurdo
4 min readSep 21, 2022

By Nancy Colasurdo

(This column was originally published on NJ.com on 9/19/22.)

“Nan, how about a cup of java?” I can still hear my late father saying the words.

So while visiting my mother recently and making myself an afternoon cup of coffee, I selected from the cabinet Dad’s white mug with the blue Conrail train emblazoned on…

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Nancy Colasurdo

Activist Journalist, Opinion Writer, Author, Life Coach in Greater NYC area. Occasional guest columnist at NJ.com. Six-word bio: Zen chick with a Jersey edge.