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Sunshine and horses

Sunday, December 27th, 2009


YUCAIPA, CA – Here in southern California, we ‘re running out of water, we’re over crowded, and we’re up to our you-know-what in debt. But on a day like today I turned my face to the sun and put all those troubles behind me.

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Riding Miss Daisy

Monday, November 9th, 2009

“Cleo, I want to ride Cleo!”

PERRIS, CA – Twice, I asked politely, but the third time I insisted.

“When can I ride a horse?” I asked firmly of Leigh-Ann Giddings, who runs the Giddings Rescue Horse Ranch in Perris.

Go get Daisy and we’ll saddle her up, Giddings said.

No. Not Daisy, I groaned to myself. Of all the 24 horses on the ranch, “Miss Daisy,” as I’ve come to call her, was the last horse I wanted to ride.

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