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The Battle of Jutland in West Country Trilogy (Nov 11/23)
In Times of Trouble, giving thanks for neighbours (Oct 8/23)
2007 STTJ story about the Burwell UEL Marker, Fingal (Sep 17/23)
Frozen Burritos are easy to make and taste really good (Aug 7/23)
Review of book by Calvin White, One Man’s Journey (Jul 14/23)
Coronation on Corrie underwhelms me (Jun 4/23)
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— My Book Pick —
Ed Hotaling, McGraw-Hill 2004
On a recent Murdoch Mysteries episode, we discover that Miss Hart rides horses. She meets a trainer at her stable, and realizes he’s a famous jockey who won the Kentucky Derby twice. What’s he doing in Toronto, she wonders. He tells her racing is changing in the US, and there’s no longer any room for black jockeys. Although Miss Hart wants him to stay and work with her horse, he leaves for Europe where, he says, prospects are much better.
Knowing that Murdoch Mysteries often incorporates real historical figures in their episodes, I googled the character’s name – Joey Witherspoon. No, but Jimmy Winkfield did win the Kentucky Derby in 1901 and 1902. A few years later, he left the US for Europe for those same reasons. This book tells his story. And what a story it is! The mystery that remains unsolved for me is why Murdoch Mysteries did not use his real name. (Tap title for Amazon)
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Newfoundland and Mi’kmaq. Links and discussion at Newfoundland Mi’kmaq Family History and Genealogy.
is was my must-see tv. Sunday’s Corrie Scene of the Week goes from 2010 to June 2018 in Canadian air time.
Dogs, cats, animal welfare, horses famous and not, and chickens. Also reposts of my St. Thomas Dog Blog (2010-2014).