Thursday, December 27, 2007

Another Jockey in the Making...

My great-grandfather, Joseph Marsh Sr., was a jockey. Actually he was a harness racer (are they still called jockeys?) and his son, Joe Marsh Jr. still is. I have many photos, trophies, and news articles written about their spectacular careers and wish I been around to actually see Grandpa win one of his races. Below is one of JJ's favorite gifts he received this Christmas...



According to JJ's adoption papers, his bio mother was 5'1" and his bio father was only 5'4"...looks like he'll be carrying on the family tradition....

3 comments:

Ivy Lee said...

Do you really get that info (bio mom/dad height) when you get the papers? I guess the Kyrgyz people aren't known for their towering heights. I think our Dylan may end up being shortish as well.

A Pawn In This Game Called Life said...

Ivy -
Make sure you read through your court papers when you get home. They had all sorts of good (and unexpected) info. in them! I also found out their occupations!

Good Luck!
Lori

Mala said...

Yay for JJ! He should come visit Beck and they could go riding together.