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BARBARO'S BIRTHDAY VIGIL   Barbaro and Family

Started Apr-10 by NWFLAFOB; 576 views.
NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-10

Lou Ann (an email FOB who is not here at ABR) sends out an annual reminder, calling for a "virtual" gathering (just as we used to have with Martita's tea parties or prayer circles and candlelight vigils for Barbaro himself). Below is her narrative. Below that is the tribute poem from our own Harriette Brillianthawk (Harriette Trimble Gill), Remember Me.

If you'd like to assist with a floral tribute, please see Jamie's "Flowers for Barbaro Kentucky 2017" thread.  These efforts are the tradition we've been privileged to be a part of because - we were hoof picked by the Champion himself.  I BELIEVE

A Remembrance for Barbaro
04/29/2003 - 01/29.../2007

April 29, 2017, Saturday
7:00 pm EST
(Please join in at any time if above time not good.)

Your years here on earth, honey, were far too few,
but the hearts you touched are beyond measure.

For all of us who love and salute him, please join in remembering Barbaro . . .

Offer your favorite tribute, your own special words to him,
light a candle, raise a toast, offer a prayer, a donation to a favorite rescue or UPENN in Barbaro's honor,
just a quiet moment, however you like to honor
our beloved champion . . .

We love you for eternity, Barbaro!
Run with the angels honey!
        

REMEMBER ME
When you hear the thunder
remember me
for those are my hoof beats
upon your heart
deep in the night.
Do not fear the lightning
for my hooves strike sparks
so you may see
in your darkest hour.
And when the rain falls
remember me
for those are my tears of joy
as I run with the sky herd
free of rein and pain and heavy burden.
Look up and remember me
for you will see the shape of my
fiery head thrown high
among the clouds,
warmed by sun but even more
because you remember me.
--by Harriette Brillianthawk Gill, FOB Kentucky

PattyTx1

From: PattyTx1

Apr-11

I always love reading this remembrance to Barbaro that Harriette wrote many years ago. 

Run with the wind, Barbaro.

jamielsg

From: jamielsg

Apr-11

Linda, would you please ask Harriette if I may use this on the card/love letter to Barbaro that will accompany his flowers?  It's so beautiful!

 

Thanks!

 

Jamie

NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

Apr-11

Jamie, Harriette says she has no problem with you using the poem! 

JoanRoya

From: JoanRoya

Apr-11

I will be there....holding hooves....with love and thankfulness

jamielsg

From: jamielsg

Apr-11

Great! Please thank Harriette for me................

 

Jamie

JoanRoya

From: JoanRoya

Apr-25

please light a candle for our boy Babraro

Jo (LoveYouB)

From: Jo (LoveYouB)

Apr-26

I will join in the vigil remembrance of Barbaro.  Thank you.

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Apr-29

Thinking of the great Barbaro on his birthday today;  what might have been.  And also should mention that his sire Dynaformer died on this day in 2012.  April 29 is also the anniversary of the loss of Secretariat's dam Terlingua.  They contributed so much to the racing Thoroughbred.

ACN, Barbaro.  And always in our hearts.

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