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Toy Horse

Remember that kind of toy horse? There was one in my family for ten years or so when I was growing up. We rode that thing until the springs wore through and it collapsed in a heap.

The other day we were driving down the road and I looked to my left and saw a story walking down the sidewalk.

There was a man walking, and he had one hand held out behind him, and was holding up on leg of a horse like that one. On the back side there was a woman holding the opposite corner. I suspect they’d just purchased it at a garage sale.

Most importantly, the other back corner was being “held up” by a little girl of about four. She was walking along very purposefully, obviously in charge of those horse fetching venture.

What struck me is that in the 3 seconds I saw them I could tell almost completely what the story was. It’s a picture that will stay in my head for a long time.

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