My Pilgrimage to Vermont, Home of the Morgan horse
Let me begin at, well, the beginning. That was probably
over 20 years ago. My aunt, my mothers sister, Diane,
married and moved to the gorgeous state of Vermont. As a
Morgan horse lover, I always said I would someday visit her, not
only to see her, but to see the land where the Morgan horse
originated. As I got older, got married, had children, I
continued to let her know "someday" I would visit.
Well, that someday finally materialized. I got the opportunity
to visit but not how I had planned.
Diane was admitted to the hospital in Montpelier, VT with an
abdominal problem. She went thru several surgeries,
eventually got somewhat better, and was going to go home Monday,
August 25, 2008. During the night, she unexpectedly passed away.
I fulfilled my promise to Diane. I went to Vermont to
her memorial service, to pay my respects, to mourn, and spend
time with my Uncle and Cousins. But I also knew that this
was an opportunity that may never present itself again.
Living in Georgia, raising 2 children, not to mention taking care
of 26 horses....It is extremely difficult to leave my routine
and go north. It was always one of those "one of these
days" things that never happened. Until now. So, as I was
looking for plane tickets, I thought, why not spend a few extra
days and see the wonderful historical areas that were a part of
my favorite breed, the Morgan Horse. I may never pass this
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Coming home to a place I've never been before...
Go to Day
2...AMHA offices and the Morgan Museum
to Stonelake Morgans