Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Delaware Handicap

Posted by pete41 9ab FL. (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 15, 07 at 18:50

Anyone watch it on Espn.Saturday
My father was track superintendent there until his death in 1968.I grew up there.It was trip down memory lane seeing his office,where our house stood,trees I climbed,where I rabbit hunted,etc..
Rare to see your youth like that.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Delaware Handicap


RE: Delaware Handicap

What a treat. I can"t imagine. I went home to see my past and it was a Korean
hospital parking lot. NOT memory lane. Hope yours was a good visit.

RE: Delaware Handicap

I didn't see it but are you talking about a horse track in Delaware? I think some of them are offering slot machines now. Fill us in.

RE: Delaware Handicap

Slots now but when I was a kid Racing was the only game in town.Delaware Park was owned by the duPont family and they ran it as an upscale place trying to emulate the English with their ``Darby''.A couple of months of racing which was fun and the other 10 months the 700 acres were ours.Could not think of a better place to be a kid.Fortunately that was such a sheltered life I never did get ambitious.Spent my whole life climbing mountains to see what I could see instead of ``getting ahead''.

RE: Delaware Handicap

  • Posted by taureau 8B South Louisiana (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 16, 07 at 15:42

Pete that is probably the best way to have lived your life. Maybe the cause of living longer too, without the stress of trying to "get ahead". I was missing work a few days ago, until I spoke with an ex-coworker and he informed me of the dog eat dog world out there and it made me realize it is nice to be retired. Now I only miss the employees.

RE: Delaware Handicap

doncha love being able to play in the wide open spaces like that? When we were on Ohio, I walked Max through the empty golf course and it was like having our own little world...

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here