I HAD A FUN LETTER FROM A KID THAT USED TO WORK IN OUR BARN IN LYNNFIELD-- NOW AN MD AGE 65ISH??? HE HAD ONE OF OUR DOGS "CUBA" WHO HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH HIM-- HE WAS SORT OF THE "TANNER" OF THAT TIME...
THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE READ JANINE'S BOOK ABOUT HTE CIRCUS AND PIG ETDC WILL RECOGNIZE SOME TFO THE PIECES -- I MADE A COUPLE COMMENTS TO HELP....
Nice to hear from you. I have lots of memories of the days on Chestnut Street. I was 17 or 18 and "knew it all! back then. 1973-1974. The ( RACE HORSE) filly "Friday" we kept under your house one winter with strangles or something, ---the dog bowls freezing in the kitchen, taking "Tony" ( RACE HORSE BORN AT THE FARM) to the track, the yellow "MD 128" VW Janine or Gwen and I used to deliver Want Ads ( MAGAZINE I WORKED FOR FOR 30 YEARS OFF SITE) in Cambridge during a snow storm. Durability and ingenuity were learned at Hay Fever Farm.
I also recall being given a large jar of pennies and instructed to go to the hog farm off Rt. 128 to see if the farmer would exchange a piglet for its weight in pennies. He did and I came home with a piglet on the floor of my little green MG car. The same car packed full of Want Ads as a joke by the kids. Janine giving Tinker ( HER PONY) half an English muffin each morning on way to bus. We had fun. I still do and hope you do too.
I think you should market the ropes for people. Inside bedrooms, bathrooms, near recliner and in kitchen or more...It would help prevent many falls and save many fractures in the elderly. I would do it with you if you want, but not for nonprofit...Janine could do it.
I am very lucky that I have a happy life. Single and happy. My dogs are constant companions. Shelby and Renzo still live at home. Halle is finishing nursing, Shelby is going into Dental school (Yea for her, medical practice is not doctor friendly anymore), and Renzo is a business major.
I still have horses. Don't ride anymore. Got brittle...started breaking bones and things...that never happened before, figured it was time to stop.
I have 2 Great Pyrenees now. They are good farm dogs and live inside. I traded slobber for hair. The older one was Cuba's playmate for years. Shelby got the new one after we buried Cuba. Cuba was really special. Thank you for her. We went a lot of places and had a lot of fun. Mostly in the woods and the wilderness around here. She loved to explore and romp the woods with me. I'm glad she passed so peacefully. Yes, thank you for her.
If I were running for office, someone would twist this around, but I really love my animals. I have 6 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I don't know what it says about me, but it's hard to find a person I would rather be with than my animals. Especially my dogs. I wish I could read people's minds as well as they do mine...
My Pyrenees pup of 11 months and 70 lbs of fuzz got skunked 3 days ago when lots of guests expected within 24 hrs. The Hydrogen peroxide-baking soda bath mix works. Made him a lot whiter too...
Wow, we go back a ways...I need to come visit.
I remember a letter you wrote when I was in South Carolina about how uncomfortable it might be if the only thing I had to "fall back on" was a pitchfork...to get me to go to college,,,,and then how you told me that "even Hitler spared the doctors" when I couldn't decide between Vet and Med schools. ( I SAID SOME GOOD THINGS TO HIM APPARENTLY...)
Say "hello" to Janine...I wish we were closer, it would be fun to share old memories...
ERIC IS DUE HERE ABOUT 8:30 TODAY TO WORK ON THE VIDEO...
MY FYI OF THE DAY... KLEENEX GO ANYWHERE... THEY HANG ON A STRING AROUND my NECK - PERFECT FOR ALLERGY OR FLU SEASON !!!-( I ALREADY ORDERED A DOZEN...)
I WOKE THIS CHRISTMAS FEELING SO GRATEFUL CAUSE I HAVE THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT EVER. I HAVE MY SWEET PIXIE; SHE IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING. SHE IS MY MIRACLE MY BLESSING MY HEART MY EVERYTHING, SHE HAS GIVING ME SO MUCH TO MY LIFE BACK AND FOR THAT I NEED NOTHING MORE IN LIFE CAUSE MY WISH HAS BEEN ANSWERED. SHE HAS MADE SO MUCH POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ENJOY THAT LOST WITH MY ILLNESS WITH MY BOYS WHO MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME AND I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR MY GIFT.
PIXIE MY SHINING STAR
MY GIRL WITH HEART OF GOLD
MY GIRL WITH HEART OF GOLD
THANK YOU SERVICE DOG PROJECT FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME TO REGAIN SO MUCH LIFE AND INDEPENDENCE BACK. YOUR GIFT IS FOREVER APPRECIATED AND I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL.