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        07-18-2013, 09:44 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    My parents live just outside of town and there's an electrical sub station along their north border. Unfortunately this makes it a very good place to dump animals. To date my mom has found a home for every animal she's caught, exception is the cats that don't want to be caught. Some have had to be put down because they've been tossed from a moving car or just to far gone by the time mom finds them. One whole batch of kittens all had broken jaws, legs, ribs, etc from being tossed out the window and had to be put down.

    Mom paid all the vet bills for putting animals down, medicine, spay/neuter, etc at a low cost clinic. Clinic asked why she was bringing in so many animals and so she explained the situation. That clinic now comes to my parents house, picks up the animals, spay/neuter/medicate them for free and brings them back when done.
         
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        07-18-2013, 02:01 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Ten to the tenth, like ^^^^, Darrin.

    Actually, I have always felt a little bad about how I initially responded to the most special gift I was ever given. I was with a friend of the family in horse pasture on the ranch he was then Forman of. He raised outstanding QH's. I admired a buckskin yearling in the herd. He said, "I will just give you that little buckskin if you want him, I think you two would get along". I was so "emotionally dazed" by it that I couldn't say anything for a bit. I was a kid, so I am sure he knew "disbelief" had made me forget my manners and show of gratitude for "a few" - but I still always felt bad about it. There are few people like that, I count it as an honor to have known one.
         
        07-18-2013, 02:51 PM
      #13
    Started
    Rick you are Awesome! Thank you for being so Positive. So many are in to drama and negative about so much. It is great to have friends like you around.. And it is a Plus you are a fellow Jeeper too
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        07-18-2013, 04:16 PM
      #14
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    I have one a bit similar to Missy, though I was quite a bit older.

    I was newly married and had just moved in to live with my in-laws in an apartment on their small farm. For Christmas that first year, my MIL gave me a pair of breeches and told me I could keep a horse on the farm. I was 22 and squealed like a little girl I was so happy (it was my first horse).

    So, I thought right. I need to take lessons and then think about a horse. I'd not taken lessons in about 6 years and even then I only had about 20 total.

    So off I went to buy me some English riding boots so I could look the part. I was sitting in the tack shop trying on boot after boot but could not find any tall enough for my long legs. So while I was sitting there I struck up a conversation with a lady next to me, telling her excitedly of my plans. She looked at me and said, I have the perfect horse for you! Her daughter was big into hunters and they needed space in their barn for her next show horse.

    So a week later, after I got the barn ready and bought the basics, she delivered a 16 year old, 16hh, bloodred bay tb named Automatic Pilot. He was the perfect first horse! Bombproof on the ground, in the saddle and on the trail.

    I realize it probably didn't mean nearly as much to her as it did to me, but all these years later it still warms my heart.
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        07-18-2013, 04:55 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Two years ago my husband and I made the decision to move from our home in the city to a rural town in Oklahoma to be closer to my family. I have a chronic illness and we all decided it was best, so my parents could help with our teenage boys and help care for me. We were here 2 months when we found out my husband had cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma , stage 4. This little community surrounded us with a love we had never known. We had to travel 3 hours away every 2 weeks for 6 months for his treatment, they made sure we had gas money. The community put on a benifit and raised over $4,000 to help with his care. My husband is not from here and I moved away while in elementary school, to see the love they still had for us was overwhelming. It wasn't just the monetary gifts, but the actual concern and to know everyone really did care. Moving here was the best decision we ever made.

    My husband has had 2 clean scans and is doing well, I would have to say getting our horses for free was also a great thing!!
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        07-18-2013, 05:08 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Those are some powerful stories there. Thank you so much for sharing.
         
        07-18-2013, 05:11 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Thanks Roaddy for starting this thread! Great stories so far.

    Nice to see some positivity out there and be reminded how great people can be, even strangers.

    Also, I'm a jeep person as well :)
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        07-18-2013, 05:25 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JulieG    

    Also, I'm a jeep person as well :)
    /sigh Where's the corn binder Scout love on here?
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        07-18-2013, 07:19 PM
      #19
    Trained
    I love this thread!

    Growing up we were pitifully poor. I had a deadbeat dad, and mom never saw a dime of CS and got stuck with mountains of his credit card debt. We lived in the worst part of town when I was 8, across the street from the Tyson processing plant (can you imagine the smell). I'm talking so poor I only got one pair of shoes a year, ramen almost every night poor. Our neighbors were all poor too. One family didn't have running water so they pooped in Folger's cans and left them on the curb for the garbage men to deal with.
    Three doors down, in a rundown shack there was a family of 7. The kids were the motliest, poorest things you could imagine. One Christmas mom had us pick 2/3 of our presents out from a pitiful pile under the tree. She loaded up a basket of food, clothing, and the presents and we put it all on their doorstep at midnight. You should have seen those kids the next few weeks! They were decked out in warm clothes for probably the first time ever and wore those toys out.

    I can't say I was exactly thrilled about it at the time, Christmas and my birthday was the only time I got ANYTHING to play with but... Now I'm so thankful my mother taught me that lesson, and I'm so thankful of how good I have it now.
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        07-18-2013, 08:48 PM
      #20
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    I have another. I rarely tell it because it is from bittersweet times.

    My husband became very sick and in quite a bit of pain. As happens sometimes, he became pretty mean. He had no appetite, so resented the food the girls and I needed. One evening all I had in the house was a cup of pinto beans, a quarter cup of ketchup, and a can of pork a neighbor had given me just because she was proud of her canning. My daughters were looking at me smiling, they had asked what was for supper. I couldn't do it anymore. I knew the next day we would have nothing.

    Husband was sleeping so I quickly found all the change in the house, the car keys, and a few outfits for each of us.

    We drove 40 some miles to town, and saw a fruit stand from Colorado selling things. I stopped and told they girls they could each get one thing. The man started bagging up lots of things and told me I needed to take them. Then his mother came out and said, "What's going on? You've yet to outgive me!" It was like they were having a contest!

    Tearfully, we continued into town. I stopped at the welfare office to see if there was anything they could do. They gave me $100 voucher for the grocery store and a voucher for one night at a motel.

    We went to the store and the manager said, "You're in luck. It's two for one day." We got food, soap, everything! The bookkeeper figured out what was going on and came out to tell me about a friend who just put her mother in a nursing home. It was furnished and they let me work off the deposit on the ranch and make weekly rent payments. I returned the motel voucher.

    I got two jobs the next day, and found a very nice lady to watch the children.

    I try to pay back and pay forward as I go. You never know who or how.
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