As the family turned from Broadway onto the Bush River Neck Road, past the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad watch box, Watchman Jake called out as they passed. "It smells like snow to me, George. Be careful with the little one. Try to get back as early as you can, and I'll have a couple extra lanterns out." George and Jake both worked for the railroad, and Jake always tried to take care of his boss and the family that lived around the corner.