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My Kingdom For A Horse

I now know how Shakespeare’s,  King Richard III must have felt when he yelled, “My kingdom for a horse!” Yesterday’s Portland Marathon started out wet, windy and cold. By the 21st mile I was sporting 8 big bistlers on my feet because I could not stay dry enough to keep bandaids on. But we marathon people are focused and at least myself, motivated and energized by food. THANK YOU to the very kind mystery people giving out cake and cookies at mile 21. You were the bright spot on that rainy day! Congratulations to all of you who participated and thank you to those who cheered us to the finish line!

This time the weather person got it right!  We had rain on Sunday, lots of it!

This time the weather person got it right! We had rain on Sunday, lots of it!

Speaking of horses, we have three that were part of carousel from long ago. This first one is circa 1910 and was hand made by a New York Carver. It measures 51″ long by 33″ high and 10.5″ wide. The second and third a sold as a pair. They are half panels that were mounted on the interior of a carousel. They are 54″ high by 42″ wide and 5″ deep and date to the 1920s.

Look at that expression!

Look at that expression!

Circa 1910 carousel horse hand made by a New York carver.

Circa 1910 carousel horse hand made by a New York carver.

1920s carousel panels. We have two at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage

1920s carousel panels. We have two at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage

At my speed in yesterday’s rain, maybe these horses would have gotten me to the finish line a bit quicker.

By:  Louise Gomez Burgess at Aurora Mills Architectual Salvage

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