08 May 2009
I could have saved this for My Neck of The Woods since Emerald Downs is a truly nice small track with a regular live season. It's not on the thoroughbred level of a Hollywood Park, but very well run, with an excellent clubhouse and full simulcast services, plus I have something unique for tomorrow and this is about my absolute love affair with horse racing. From the day I first toddled up the bleacher steps between my parents and pointed at a horse with "That one Mommy", it has been more than sixty years of endless love.
Because my children actually still like me, they collaborate each year and my son is taking me to Emerald Downs tomorrow. I take myself the rest of the season, but this trip is on them. Some mothers get dinner out, cards, jewelery, perfume, or fleecy pajamas. I get horses. Nothing says love like two across on number five!! The regular Sunday, Mother's Day brunch buffet is a sold out madhouse that we avoid; so we will brave the normal unbelievably crowded, Saturday madhouse instead.
Tomorrow, I will look up and see Mt. Rainier in the sunshine, then I will look across the table at my son and grandson basking in their affection, then I will look down at the beautiful animals, and at some point I will share something with Audrey Hepburn when I stand up and scream: "Move Your Bloomin' Arse!"