Thursday, July 22, 2021


How  many of you have read the well published book Misty of Chincoteague?  Being a horse lover as a kid I did.  Also I enjoyed their presence each summer when visiting Assateague State Park, Maryland.  Here is just one time I took a photo while surf fishing off Assateague but I've plenty more photos somewhere.
This year the Pony Penning event at Chincoteague has been cancelled due to Covid but the auction of the ponies will still take place.  If interested this year or future years you can check it out HERE.

My first husband Gary (who died in 1981) and I lived in Bowie, MD at the time but had a house trailer on a lot down route 611 near Assateague.  We spent every every weekend there from Easter until September when school started.  

This is Gary on the porch of our house trailer talking to our weekend guests.
We did a LOT of surf fishing ~ and yes I baited my own hook, casted out my own rod and brought in my own fish!  Plus I received a couple awards for size of fish brought in on certain species.  For you long-time folks like me around the eastern shore who remember Scorchy Tawes, he mentioned my name on WBOC a couple times in the sports segment.  I still have my certificates.

This is my butt, Gary and son Greg is in the car.  Our weekend guest took a photo and think it was a guy who worked with Gary at IBM in DC at the time before we moved to California.
Also that year we attended a folk music festival and this is my adorable young son Greg.  Have no idea what I'm talking about but have my camera in hand and we were going somewhere.  
Oh such fond memories as I look at these photos.  Greg was adopted at the age of 8 months and now he is in his 50s.  Good grief where has the time gone???  



  1. wonderful memories what a blond your son was!
    On another note I got the Atha Magazine and what a lovely article

  2. Wow!!!what great memories,,, and pics!!!
    Thanks for sharing,,,,

  3. A great trip down memory Lane. It looks like a fun time at the beach. Something I don't do anymore.
    Take care,
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Fun photos...and sounds like some very fond and fun memories. I have never heard of any of these places.... I'll have to do a bit of research. TFS!! (Is that a can cooler attached to the car??) ~et~ (Nice tan...and nice butt knew I couldn't let that pass... )


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