Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


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"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


The running of the 136th Kentucky Derby was held May 1. It was a spectacular race on a soupy wet track. The winner, Super Saver, was ridden along the rail to the winners circle by Calvin Borel (the winning jockey in '07, 09, and now 10). It was a great run for the roses.

Gene Fullerton, a race fan, won a contest where they gave him $100,000 to bet on a winner for the derby. He couldn't just take the money---he had to bet it on a horse to win---and just one horse. He bet it on Super Saver (I can't imagine betting $100,000 on a horse race---even if it was someone elses money). The results---he walked away from the Derby with $900,000. Don't know what that is after taxes but it was a pretty good race for him no matter what the taxes are.

Now on to the Triple Crown---can Super Saver do it---NOPE. And that's my $0.02 on the matter.


Looney said...

That brings back some memories. There are a number of other sporting events during the Kentucky Derby. Back in the 1970's, I joined some bicycle races there on a rainy spring day. But the horse always is the hero, which is the way it should be!

Inklings said...

I liked the race right up until I found out who Calvin Borel is. I remember him from last year's Kentucky Derby and he's even more annoying this year. That's my 2 cents. :0)