IRVING - It's not your typical ride into work, but it is certainly something to get your day started on the right foot!
Instant Live 8 caught a ride on the TRE to join singing passenger Norm Millican on his final ride into the office before he retires later this week.
For nine years Millican has kept his daily routine: catch the train, sit with his friends, and sing! Every morning he and a bunch of fellow passengers, who are now dear friends, sing uplifting tunes on their ride to work.
"Everybody's got problems, everybody's got their own world that they have to deal with, but we feel like if we've got some common ground in singing," said Millican. "We will lift each other up and it carries on through the work day. It just multiplies."
Over the years, more and more people have joined in. Through their common love of music, strong friendships have formed. Millican knows everybody's name as he steps on to that train and they will never forget his. He has become very well-known for his tunes on the TRE.
From God Bless America to Amazing Grace, Millican said it is a great way to start his day and put a smile on someone else's face. So, the question is, what's next for Millican and his group?
Well, if you are ever on the 6:15 a.m. eastbound train from South Irving, you may still hear them singing. A fellow friend will take over the tunes on the train. Millican feels blessed and fortunate to have been able to do this for the last nine years and he said he will certainly make some guests appearances on the TRE here and there.
The show, or the songs we should say, must go on.