"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Monday, March 21, 2011
A Great Flick
Happy Springtime friends~ Did you get to spend some time outside this weekend? Last night hubby and I watched the movie "Secretariat" with Diane Lane, John Malkovick, Dylan Walsh and many others. What a wonderful movie this was; even for those who aren't into horses. It was a bit of history from my era, a true story-although with some changes to it, and a movie that children would enjoy too. I learned more about Secretariat than I previously knew and also found out that the owner of this incredible horse was from Denver. If you get a chance to rent this, by all means do-it is a heartwarming story. The acting was good and the scenery was breath-taking. I just read some info online about Secretariat and after he died, an autopsy was performed on him and his heart was two and a half times bigger than the average horse. Pretty amazing.
Another interesting tidbit is that when our girls were junior high age we leased a horse for them. We were very into horses but didn't have the land to keep one and didn't necessarily want to but one at that time.
The horse we leased was a direct descendant of Man of War, another great race horse. During that time we went to Kentucky to see some of the big horse ranches and museums and actually got to see photos of Man of War and also a huge statue of him. I'm sure we also saw photos of Secretariat.
Well, I've got lots of errands to run today and more sewing to do so I best get on with it.
Have a wonderful day.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.