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susie b

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  1. Wishing great happiness and joy to my dear friend with whom I share parallel lives. Hoping that all your birthday dreams come true, beautiful Darlene!!! I'm certain that wonderful hubby of yours will spoil you rotten, as he should. 😊β™₯️🎻 And Happy Birthday to Darlene's adopted twin, Tony Cartmill. Such a character! 😊 πŸ₯³πŸ§πŸ°πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰
  2. In light of this disclosure, I don't believe that our honorable Sir James will throw his hat into the ring.
  3. I can answer this question with a resounding YES! There was correspondence a few weeks before the incident in which Batman made his position crystal clear to Lew. This is why I'm miffed.
  4. Meet Tappy! He is a son of the great stallion, Tapit, and I am happy to be a partner in his ownership. His racing career got off to a slow start as he had some respiratory issues and started with a trainer who was not a good match. He worked really hard this spring and is now finishing his summer vacation. He got to take the month of August to get away from training and the track, go to farm and just be a horse in the pasture. Horsie R&R. 🐎😊
  5. Hannelore Hanover has now retired from racing to become a broodmare. She is just down the road from my horses. What a spectacular career she had! Standardbreds are a more heavily muscled breed than their Thoroughbred cousins. Since they are so sturdy, many race every week, unlike most Thoroughbreds who race once a month. Standardbreds may race until age 14, then mandatory retirement.
  6. Should a trainer be stupid enough to even try a switch, he would most assuredly be caught by the stewards and lose his license. Tattoos/freeze brands are checked.
  7. Thoroughbreds have a lip tattoo. The Jockey Club is very serious about horse identification. When a Thoroughbred is born, every feature is documented, from color to chrome (white markings), swirl patterns in the coat, etc. Standardbreds (harness racers/trotters & pacers) have a freeze brand on their neck, and the US Trotting Association also documents coat color & characteristics. There are now DNA databanks which can identify horses through their ancestry should a tattoo or freeze brand deteriorate or look as though it may have been altered.
  8. Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Shakespeare penned those words for the balcony scene some five hundred years ago, and they still ring true. When naming a racehorse, it's good to have a well chosen name. Sometimes, just sometimes, the race announcer gets a rare chance for a call like this. He is a true professional and plays it pretty straight throughout the race while having a bit of fun in the final stretch. Enjoy! 😊🐎
  9. Welcome to the ec.com family! 😊
  10. Wishing happiness and joy on your birthday to our very own Pam!!! πŸ₯³πŸ§πŸ°πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰
  11. Interesting update on the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral. They found carpenters trained in the medieval techniques used in the original build. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/20/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-rebuild-medieval-carpenters-guledon
  12. I remember sending away for his pawtographed photo when I was a little girl. The Morris character was created by the Chicago powerhouse advertising agency, Leo Burnett. They also created Charlie the Tuna and brilliantly attached that Carly Simon classic, Anticipation, to Heinz ketchup.
  13. Love it! Elvis is so good, and then there is another one of my favorites, β™₯️Brian Rayβ™₯️!!!!
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  15. Paul and John practicing at Aunt Mimi's home in the Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy. John's very necessary glasses are a bit of a running joke in the film and are a constant battle between John and Mimi. Here the glasses become an asset as his "Buddy Holly look".
  16. With the passing of Crickets drummer Jerry Allison this week, we have lost another founding father of rock. Buddy Holly and the Crickets were a HUGE influence on the Beatles, even down to the insect name with a beat. Here's to you Jerry!
  17. Peggy Sue was Jerry's girlfriend at the time and later became his wife. This band was a heavy influence on the Beatles!!!!
  18. So sad to lose a founding member of rock. Hoping he and Buddy are having a grand reunion in Heaven. What could have been... Rave on, rave on!
  19. Another well respected long time member and I refer to James as "the White Knight" because of his loyalty, integrity and defense of the defenseless. You have to respect a fella who actually has principles and sticks to them. Wishing you the best, Sir James.
  20. Who was handled, manipulated and maneuvered so magnificently by all the women in his life, especially Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves who had the last laugh. πŸ˜…
  21. Wouldn't you rather hear the one about hanging out with Richard Harris in the Nashville IHOP after a performance of Camelot at TPAC?
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