In every house, when the curtains are drawn, there's a story going on, and you never get to hear... ~ Peter Jackson
Last Friday, my farrier, Bryan Farcus, came to the barn to trim mare, Zubedia, and guest gelding, Crusoe. The horses were long in the hoof - the pandemic officials considered my farrier a "non-essential" business and, like hairdressers, it was all considered cosmetic. Now, the lockdown lifted, the horses have nice pedicures and are back in action (thank you, Bryan!).
While Bryan was trimming, Jody (Smith) stopped by. We had planned a get-together at the barn - a visit with the horses and to catch up as we have been social distancing like everyone else. It was great to see Jody after being in lockdown. Jody and Bryan, have been friends for a long time (since the time Dr. Smith and Jody were the first on the local Hocking College Equine Advisory Board, where Bryan was a farrier school professor). A happy reunion for all, and smiles under every mask.
But, the focus of today's Milliron Monday is curtains (I thought you would like to know the inside story). Curtains. After Bryan left, Jody and I viewed old slides from the 1960s, when the family lived in Colorado. The above photo is the Smith family in their living room, sitting in front of their window, curtains drawn. Jody, the forever horse-loving woman, hung horse print fabric for curtains.
Jody remembers, "My mother, Virginia, was a very good seamstress. I picked the fabric and she sewed the curtains. I love the horse print. I still have the curtains. They're a little faded now. They still hang in my house."
The photo made from an old slide, like the curtains, has faded. As we talk about the photo, Jody's eyes twinkle with memories. Good memories.
Special thanks to Jessica (Smith) for sharing the slides.
Have a great week ahead!