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1,001 HORSE NAMES – or NOT?

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1,001 HORSE NAMES – or NOT?

Here I go with a big mistake…a story I’ve told many times over the years, and now I find I got it all wrong! I found evidence of the mistake just today.

The following story is my ‘presumed/remembered’ way it all happened. I even blogged about it on my other blog, on April 9, 2014. It was another entry for the A to Z Blog Challenge. Here’s what is wrong with this…I always just ‘knew’ I’d written down 1,001 Horse Names. However, looking in my scrapbook today for the actual papers, so I could take a photo, I found out I was wrong. It was only 1,000 names.  I also stated that Candy Spots was the first name. It wasn’t…not even close…it was 437! haha – I was shocked! Not a big deal, but still funny how my memory was off like that.

The photo says I did all these names in the summer of 1962, so I would have been eleven years old. I do remember diligently sticking with it all summer long. It was fun. 🙂

Here is the photo: Plus a couple of other drawings I did back then. Did I say I was obsessed with horses? 🙂

**Oh, wow…just noticed number 417 was Ghost! 🙂

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Here’s the story:

Thank you for stopping by! Comments welcome! Happy Reading!

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1,001 HORSE NAMES

I’ve always loved horses. One summer, when I was ten years old, I believe, I started a big project. My grand idea was to make a list of 1,001 names of horses. I settled on that number, because the movie “101 Dalmations” was popular at the time, and I figured, why not go bigger than 101…I’d do 1,001!

All that summer, I worked on the list…name, after name, after name. Some names I’d just make up, some were of real race horses. My grandad liked to go to the horse races at Ruidoso Downs, in New Mexico. When he got back, he’d give me the racing form from his trip to the racetrack. I’d study all the particulars about the horses, and pick out the names I liked, to add to my list.

The very first horse name I wrote was “Candy Spots”, which was the name of a real race horse. I’d also draw pictures of horses to go with the list, since I loved to draw.

I actually still have that list, and I did make it all the way to 1,001! That was such a fun summer.

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© 2017 BS

 

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – LETTERS Y/Z

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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – LETTERS Y/Z

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters Y or Z

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This time we are to find photos representing the letters Y and/or Z for the Black & White challenge. To join in the fun, and to see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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Yellow tail wine

Zinfandel wine

Zinfandel wine

My bookmark art Z (Peace) Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA)

A back yard

Yoda inflated Halloween decoration

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© 2017 BS

SCRATCH ART

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SCRATCH ART

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Have you ever tried scratch art? I found a little kit that had these black sheets, that have some sort of coating on them. There is four of them, of four different background colors, a stencil page you can use, and a wooden stylus to do the scratching. I used some of the stencils, but mostly just made up my own design. It was fun to do, and I was wanting to do some kind of art project.

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© 2016 BS

 

COLOR YOUR WORLD – SEPIA

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Today’s color to match is called Sepia.

To find out more about this colorful Crayola challenge, see more entries, and join in the fun, click below:

Color Your World – Sepia

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My walking sticks

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Buffalo head at a restaurant

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My ZIA-RAZ (art) left for others to find

 

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© 2016 BS

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – 2016 – LETTER A

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – 2016 – LETTER A 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61

Welcome to my A to Z Blog Challenge posts. For the month of April, bloggers write something for each letter of the alphabet, in order. See my post from yesterday, for an introduction here … Check back daily for more surprises! 🙂

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A is for Army

As we were/are a retired Military family (U.S.Army), I’ve been an Army wife for all of our marriage. I support all troops, whichever branch they serve in. However, during the 60s and 70s, the war in Viet Nam was not a popular war, resulting in anti-war protests, draft card burning, protest songs, and calls for Peace, gaining national prominence in 1965.

Some protest songs of the era were: “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan, “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire, and “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die” by Country Joe & the Fish.

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Army Chickens

A is for Artists

During the 60s and 70s, many artists became very well known for their designs of music album covers, concert posters, and art depicting bright, psychedelic swirls and colors, including paisley, that the counter-culture took to immediately. Some of the artists were Salvador Dali, Peter Max, and M. C. Escher, among many others.

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Artist Chicken

And now here’s a song for Peace to listen to…

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What will be in the Mystery Box tomorrow?

I welcome your visits, likes, and comments!

Have a groovy day! 🙂

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Mystery Box Chickens

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© 2016 BS

Find out more about the A to Z Blogging Challenge by clicking below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html