Saturday, July 30, 2005

Chincoteague pony swim

Collecting My Thoughts had a nice post on this event. I also enjoyed this one from about the Chincoteague pony swim. Author Marguerite Henry made the Chincoteague ponies famous.

Barbara Sery of Annapolis, Md., waited patiently next to a fence bordering the swim site.

"I read 'Misty of Chincoteague' when I was a little girl and I had to come out and see this," Sery said, referring to the world-famous novel by Marguerite Henry.

"It seems so magical to me. It's every little girl's dream to watch this and maybe even take home a pony."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Cincoteage books were among my favorites when I was growing up. Like many young girls, I had major pony infatuation and adored the stories about Misty and her foals (and truthfully, any other books about horses or ponies.)

Great post, neat to see the photograph from the article. I was always amazed that the books were based on this real, annual event!