Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Memoirs: An Old Photo

As I have been organizing and backing up photos and files on my computer, I found an old photo.  This photo was scanned for the slideshow at our wedding.  I cannot believe that I did not remember that it was saved on my computer until yesterday.


This is a photo of my aunt, dear Littlebit, and me, age three.  This photo documents my very first equine encounter.  I am so happy that someone in my family had a camera that day.  I wrote about this experience for the very first post for Memoirs of a Horse Girl.  I swear that I remember it.  Not this moment exactly, but the moment I was placed on Littlebit's back.  It was like a switch turned on and I finally opened my eyes.  I can still see her mane in front of me.  She lived to be well into her twenties on a farm near my Oma (Dutch for grandmother), so I saw her many times growing up.  She was also sister to King, whom I have written about before.  They looked very much alike.  What a delight it was to find this photo again.  I have added it to my "Welcome" post, but wanted to share it here as well.

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  1. So glad that someone had a camera and you have a wonderful memory. You were a very lucky little girl and should definitely have it framed.

    I have so many wonderful photos of my kids and grandkids with horses from the time they were basically infants. Of course, my kids don't want pictures of themselves on the blog and my older daughter refuses to allow pictures of the girls on the internet. You can't blame her, there really are a lot of crazies about.

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    1. Having it framed is a good suggestion. Thanks!

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  2. That is a really neat photo! You were such a little cutie. I can just see the little light go on too. Horse girl in the making!

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  3. My Aunt (and Godmother) was also responsible for putting me on my first horse too. She had two that she kept near our home in Ireland when I was about 3. I caught the horse bug then and it never went away! Whenever I go over to Ireland to visit we try to get together to ride!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your memory, Niamh.
      It must be wonderful when you can visit together and go for a ride.

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  4. Gorgeous. There's no photo of my first equine encounter, a pony ride at a Garden Fete, but it's engraved in my brain.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your memory, Martine. Special moments like those stay with us.

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  5. lovely photo, must bring you back so many memories. xx

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    1. a very nice photo. I love the angles. Very gorgeous horse by the way. I also saw nice horse images once from a nice website.

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