Just Horsin’ Around…(for Emily)


This entry is for my friend, Emily.

Do you remember, Em, telling us recently about your walk and meeting up with the horses? I knew I had these two photos of me and the horse somewhere and I just found them. I pictured you (in place of me) nuzzling up to those beautiful long horse-noses, just like I was doing in these photos which were taken during my first honeymoon (married to 1st husband) back in the ancient year of 1970 out on a friend’s farm.


We’d only been married for a few days or a week at the time Bill took these photos of me and the horse(s).

This was taken on the day – note the “mini-wedding-dress” I was wearing, that certainly shocked a lot of people back then… not the least of whom was the Episcopalian priest who married us!


But hey, that was all the fashion – and I bought that “wedding dress” in a regular woman’s dress shop in Washington, D.C. thus saving thousands of dollars!


My First Wedding 1970

From left: Sandy (Maid of Honor), my Nana, new husband Bill, new wifey Me, and my sister Sarah

Em, I hope you get back to see the horses, maybe bring an apple or a carrot with you for a snack for them… they love those things!

That’s all for now. Just ‘horsin’ around’ I am…

Cheers to the Animals of the World!


We brought our cat, George Washington, from Maryland to Massachusetts to get married with us. What a great cat, was our George.


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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

[Anatole France]

For a really good, albeit long, read, see

“From Marblehead to Provincetown: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Skater”


The “Ex”

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6 Responses to Just Horsin’ Around…(for Emily)

  1. I love horses…and dogs and cats, most animals. Ah, back in the day! I don’t believe I have any photos from my first wedding. They are all with my parents’ albums, wherever they are, most likely at my niece’s house.


  2. Carol says:

    Love the photos


  3. Carol says:

    Love the photos


  4. Rhubarb says:

    What a lovely entry. Cats and horses have lots of personality traits in common, not the least of which is that they are terrifically responsive. Thanks for sharing!

    I can imagine the comments you got about your beautiful but short wedding dress. Good for you, doing what you wanted to, on your special day.


  5. mz. em says:

    I love the photos Bex! Next to cats, I like horses. It did cross my mind that I wish I had an apple, next time. You are so cute! You made a very lovely bride. Thanks for thinking of me.


  6. Betty Lou says:

    Thanks for the St. Patrick’s Day Card – very cute ! How cute you were at your wedding – both of you look so young. I can’t get to my computer but about once a week as my apt. is being upgraded & I’m “camping out” in another apt. on the 6th floor. So have a Happy Easter…….


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