Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A birthday today and a race

No it is not my birthday it is my dear husband's birthday today , a significant birthday too I might add . Happy Birthday Bill !!!
On the weekend we went to Cape Breton to my home town where there was a race in my Dad's honor , my father was an avid Harness racing fan in all aspects, he owned , trained and raced horses for many years and then my brother owned horses for a while so he helped out with the training and care of his horses . I was really very happy that this race took place at the track he loved so much and spent so many hours through his life . The winning horse received a cooler(blanket) which had my Dad's name and the date embroidered on it . I wish I could have gotten a photo of the blanket and hope to do so in the future . Here are a few photos of the event .
The starting gate , as the horses aim to win this race .
It was a hot dry day and the track was extra dusting resulting in a very bad hair day , my hair felt like sand paper :-)
A little closer photo of a winning horse , it was sure great to be at the track , it brought back so many wonderful memories of days at the track with my Dad , he knew his horses well and although I never did get my own horse the love of horses is still as strong for me as it was as a young girl beside my dad in the stalls . Don't you think there is something very magestic about a horse , powerful , swift and beautiful !! I did a little betting but never won , but I really didn't care I was having fun and it was wonderful to be there with our family , my sisters , my brother and my Mom of course who was so proud to have this honor for my very special dad .
 No sewing to report so I will be off now to enjoy this beautiful day , thanks for stopping by and enjoy what makes you happy .
 hugs Sheila

16 comments:

  1. What a special honour! Enjoy your day.

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  2. Your Dad would have loved the. Day... What a wonderful way to remember him...

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  3. How wonderful for you to spend the day in fond memory of your dad! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  4. It sounds like a wonderful day, how special for the racing committee to honour your Dad in such a way. Birthday wishes to your DH as well :-)

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  5. How wonderful that you could all be there to celebrate this special memory day with your family. What an honor.

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  6. That is a lovely way to honor your dad and a nice way for your family to be together.

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  7. Happy Birthday Bill. The day in honour of your Dad looked fabulous. Such a special memory to honour him. Hugs,xx

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  8. Sounds like a great way to honour your Dad.

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  9. happy birthday to Bill.... and a great day and wonderful tribute to your dad....x
    Hugz

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  10. Happy birthday to your honey bunny! What a lovely tribute for your dad.

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  11. A great way to remember your Dad Sheila!! Say Happy Birthday to Bill for me...

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  12. First of all, Happy Belated Birthday to Bill!! What fun for you to experience such a loving tribute to you dad, and what fun for us that you shared!!

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  13. I hope that your hubby had a great birthday! What a neat race in memory of your Dad. The last photo is great-the horses look like they are really moving. How neat to have those memories of time spent with your Dad and horses too.

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  14. It does sound like a special day and a wonderful way to honour the memory of your father! Hugs Wendy

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  15. A wonderful family day to honour your Dad. So nice. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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