So after reading everything I can find I can clearly see that it wasn't just me. As a huge Secretariat fan, I felt that getting an opportunity to meet Jim Gaffney was one of the highlights of my life. His kindness and love of all things Secretariat in particular and animals in general came through in everything he did. You couldn't help but feel uplifted after talking to him because he was simply one of the most optimistic, cheerful people I have ever known.
Apparently many, many people felt as I did.
I will miss his friendship so much and hope he knew that so many people were pulling for him.
I also hope that Secretariat was waiting at the gate for him, with his saddle on, ready to take him the rest of the way.
So the 'riddle' on the window in the lounge has been solved. Our next Horse Show on Sunday, June 24 will have DOUBLE POINTS! This should really open up the standings for the season. We'll find out who wins each division on the last Saturday of June.
(Be honest. You were starting to wonder about those notes weren't you?)