Friday, November 07, 2008

f-Stop Friday
Featuring photos of things that begin with "f"


This is me on Lucy and Sebastian on Bubba.

Seb's grandfather (Gayland Smith) was a jockey who rode thoroughbred racehorses for my grandfather (TW Gatewood). The picture was taken by Seb's Mom in July when their family was visiting here from England.

Sketch away, Scarlet!!

I wanted to add this before I forgot about it:
A Wonderful Moment

A few days ago at the store, a mom and two little girls were drawing attention to themselves. The preschool aged girls were perched in the “driver’s seat” of the kiddie grocery cart and as they were driven up and down the aisles of the grocery store they were singing. When they neared my end of the aisle, I caught snatches of “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Twinkle Little Star,” and the Veggietales’ “Where is my Hairbrush?” song. Mom finished her shopping and settled in to wait her turn at a cashier’s line. The two little girls launched into a near perfect rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

As busy as the store was, everyone – and I do mean EVERYONE - within earshot stopped what they were doing and a respectful hush fell over the area. When they finished with “…O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave” a rousing round of applause broke out.

“The future’s so bright, I’ve got to wear shades….”


Ralph said...

Great picture and great story about the little girls. You have to respect the people who listened and then gave the round of applause. That is what we need more of.

Joe B said...

Great Picture Janelle!!!!

Greg C said...

Ride em cowgirl. I love the song story.

Marla said...

Good photos for F day! I love the story about the little girls singing. The crownd reacting with applause is heart warming!

Jamie Dawn said...

FUN is right!!
That's a terrific photo!!
You are so cute, and little Seb looks WAY more comfortable on a horse than I did when I was in your neck of the woods in July.


I LOVE the story about those little girls.
I would have applauded too, also!

Mary Connealy said...

Great story about those little girls. And I love the picture. You know you don't put enough pictures of YOURSELF on your blog. Because you're behind the camera, I know. But still, it was nice to see you. :)

Paul Nichols said...

"The future's so bright..." That's a good one. And that's a great story. I'm glad you were tuned in to it. And thanks for sharing it.

Can I bring My First Wife over and go riding with you? It's been about 5 years since we've been onna horse. Don't tell anyone, though.

Cliff said...

Oh I loved the story about the little girls.

Brooke said...

What a FUN photo. Great Picture and the story was beautiful! Seb is adorable!

Jim said...

I caught you! You weren't wearing your shades like you said. Pictures don't lie.

This looks like a nice outing, I think Bubba is eating Sebastian's food. Bubba is a fat horse.
BTW, I came looking for a Ruby Red.

Rachel said...

Love the horse photo!! Your horses are so pretty!! That's a great photo with the corn so pretty and green back there.

What a wonderful story about the little girls! That is so sweet!