My husband and I spent the day at Old Sturbridge Village where they held an antique sleigh rally. We saw draft horses, miniature horses, gypsy horses and all sorts of sleighs—Albany Cutters, Portland Cutters, and regular bob sleighs. We saw all sorts of dogs in the sleighs (one of the categories was ‘Sleigh Dogs’, so we voted on the best dog), including a ‘lurcher’ (never heard of it, but one of the only ‘lurchers’ in the US??!). Very fun time, as the horses and dogs and people were all dressed up in olden time costumes and furs. Of course, the two feet of snow helped!
And, as most of you know, we've had snow over a LOT of cousin country these past two weeks. A few pictures are here:
Jack and CB Kinsella's house
Also in Greece, Rick and Laurie Lochner's house:
Rick and Laurie Lochner's House
Another cousin from Kate Youngs Baker's side, Norma Bruscani, sent a picture from Farmington, NY where they got eight or nine inches of snow:
Norma Bruscani's Home
Diana McCarty's Home
The Herdeg's House
Tom Kinsella's Home
Thanks to all who sent pictures--great to see them!! And, as the Ides of February are just past us and spring is yet to come, I will end as my brother Tom did in his email to me:
"Much Love; Stay Warm."