Well, when I went to the antique store yesterday, I did some browsing. I'm pretty immune to stuff like that, having lived in a house that my Grandfather bought back in the 1920's all of my life. We're shanty Irish, so there's nothing really valuable, but, I've lived with "old stuff" forever. Generally, I don't want, or need, more.
I almost got out of there without buying anything. But then, up on a shelf, I saw these plates. They were collector's plates, and were of famous race horses.
I have been horse crazy all of my life. For a large portion of my adult life, I have owned horses. Now, I volunteer for the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. There is something about a good horse that satisfies my soul.
So, when I saw these plates, I couldn't resist. I ended up buying two of them.
And, one of the horse who was my most absolute hero all during the time I was growing up -- the great Man O' War, with his groom Will Harbut, who was a big part of his legend.
I didn't get any deal. I checked Ebay and I paid the going rate for them. I don't care, I just love these things and am very happy.
Now the big question. They had four more plates. Alysheba, Genuine Risk, Ladies Secret and one more that I can't remember. I have been coveting all night, and am still coveting this morning. Do I go back and get them? The horse, though famous, aren't well known to anyone outside of us horse crazy freaks. But, they sure are beautiful plates.