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2013-07-24 05:04:11 PM  
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Hers came over on a boat.
 
2013-07-24 06:12:49 PM  
I don't know what a gue is, and I certainly wouldn't watch an ass eat one.  They have a whole channel dedicated to that?
 
2013-07-24 06:13:30 PM  
cdn.derpiboo.ru
 
2013-07-24 06:14:42 PM  
Remember "Misty of Chincoteague"?

No.
 
2013-07-24 06:19:18 PM  
Loved that book as a kid.
 
2013-07-24 06:19:44 PM  
No. Ok.
 
2013-07-24 06:23:15 PM  
Amazingly enough, I do, from 35ish years ago, along with the Black Stallion series and Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators.
 
2013-07-24 06:23:28 PM  
The famous oyster (snot) sandwiches.
 
2013-07-24 06:24:53 PM  
"Misty of Chincoteague" and "Assateague" sound like pornos.
 
2013-07-24 06:26:49 PM  
Remember "Misty of Chincoteague"? The Chincoteague ponies are swimming the across the Assateague Channel today

I submitted this with a better headline, thus:

Remember the "Misty the of the Chincoteague"? The Chincoteague the ponies the are the swimming the across the Assateague the Channel the today

/the
 
2013-07-24 06:27:01 PM  
I remember  Misty of Chincoteague.  She was a legless stripper in a wheelchair at a roadside shack in the badlands between Charleston and Saint Albans, West Virginia.

You wouldn't believe where the dollar goes.

/Yes you would.
 
2013-07-24 06:27:20 PM  
Opening ceremonies of a water polo event?
 
2013-07-24 06:27:32 PM  
I would like to go there and carry around a giant beatbox playing Wildfire by Michael Montgomery at that festival...old folksy gals would eat it up.
 
2013-07-24 06:29:03 PM  
I loved Misty as a kid. Had a Breyer's model of Misty that I started to wear the finish from, I played with it much. I also remember Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.
 
2013-07-24 06:29:06 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: "Misty of Chincoteague" and "Assateague" sound like pornos.


Scottish pornos more specifically.
 
2013-07-24 06:30:07 PM  
See related: Do you know how to survive if your car ends up in the Chesapeake Bay?

Jump on the nearest horse?
 
2013-07-24 06:32:06 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Loved that book as a kid.


This!
 
2013-07-24 06:32:15 PM  
wat?
 
2013-07-24 06:32:59 PM  

miss diminutive: Remember "Misty of Chincoteague"?

No.


What?
 
2013-07-24 06:34:08 PM  
Did my first grade book report on it. Criminy that was a long time ago.
 
2013-07-24 06:39:53 PM  
"No, but I knew a hooker once named Minnie Mazola."

/obscure?
 
2013-07-24 06:41:35 PM  
rode one,
 
2013-07-24 06:44:17 PM  
Assateague's great. The beaches are a whole lot less crowded than Ocean City, but that's close enough nearby that you can still get your fill of shore-town stupidity if you want.

My nine-year-old daughter went batshiat when she saw the ponies last summer, but as it turns out the highlight of her trip was when she found a nice big dead horseshoe crab.
 
2013-07-24 06:44:52 PM  

lillian27: "No, but I knew a hooker once named Minnie Mazola."

/obscure?


If Blues Brothers quotes are obscure on Fark, I have sadly misjudged this crowd.
 
2013-07-24 06:48:41 PM  
Look at me...
I'm as helpless as s14.postimg.org
 
2013-07-24 06:55:28 PM  

Lydia_C: I loved Misty as a kid. Had a Breyer's model of Misty that I started to wear the finish from, I played with it much. I also remember Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.


I had a book that was all of those stories. I read it til the spine cracked. Still love those
stories.

They were right up there w/ the James Herriot novels for me.
 
2013-07-24 06:55:35 PM  

lillian27: "No, but I knew a hooker once named Minnie Mazola."

/obscure?


i105.photobucket.com
Obscure?
Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-Noooooo.
 
2013-07-24 07:05:37 PM  
digitalrain:
They were right up there w/ the James Herriot novels for me.

I like the one where he sticks his hand up a cow.  Brilliant.  Literature at its most literative.
 
2013-07-24 07:07:47 PM  
I read the books AND had the Breyer figurine of Misty and her foal. Along with Black Beauty, a unicorn, a dappled gray and a Palomino, stationed on my plastic white corner shelf loaded with other girl kitsch crap.

That was the stage in my life when I was trying to kind of fit in with other girls based on horse-fandom, but it didn't work, they still knew I was a weirdo. By 3rd grade they know. Note to past self: Breyer horses are not effective "beards".
 
2013-07-24 07:16:58 PM  

reaperducer: I remember  Misty of Chincoteague.  She was a legless stripper in a wheelchair at a roadside shack in the badlands between Charleston and Saint Albans, West Virginia.

You wouldn't believe where the dollar goes.

/Yes you would.


Was this at Shockers?
 
2013-07-24 07:18:15 PM  

Gulper Eel: Assateague's great. The beaches are a whole lot less crowded than Ocean City, but that's close enough nearby that you can still get your fill of shore-town stupidity if you want.

My nine-year-old daughter went batshiat when she saw the ponies last summer, but as it turns out the highlight of her trip was when she found a nice big dead horseshoe crab.


Was there in 4the of July. Gotta say it was a nice beach.
 
2013-07-24 07:26:44 PM  
Apparently they stuffed Misty and Stormy. Pleasant dreams...

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-24 07:36:24 PM  
About 10 years ago I joined some folks for a camping trip on Asseateague Island (sp?) and my main memory was that the horses there aggressive, dangerous, and ate everything that wasn't secured overnight.
 
2013-07-24 07:37:08 PM  

digitalrain: Lydia_C: I loved Misty as a kid. Had a Breyer's model of Misty that I started to wear the finish from, I played with it much. I also remember Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.

I had a book that was all of those stories. I read it til the spine cracked. Still love those
stories.

They were right up there w/ the James Herriot novels for me.


I still have all my Marguerite Henry books, the Black Stallion books, and the Thoroughbred/Saddle Club ones. Makes a great lending library for my 4-H kids!
 
2013-07-24 07:43:11 PM  

Egalitarian: I read the books AND had the Breyer figurine of Misty and her foal. Along with Black Beauty, a unicorn, a dappled gray and a Palomino, stationed on my plastic white corner shelf loaded with other girl kitsch crap.

That was the stage in my life when I was trying to kind of fit in with other girls based on horse-fandom, but it didn't work, they still knew I was a weirdo. By 3rd grade they know. Note to past self: Breyer horses are not effective "beards".


I collected Breyers like my brother did baseball cards. There's a ridiculous number of them in my parents' house. Now I look back and kick myself for ever taking them out of the boxes.
 
2013-07-24 07:44:55 PM  
Remember "Misty of Chincoteague"?

Yes, she was delicious.
 
2013-07-24 07:48:36 PM  
Beautiful area--the mosquitoes are horrendous though.
 
2013-07-24 07:48:42 PM  

SevenizGud: Remember "Misty of Chincoteague"? The Chincoteague ponies are swimming the across the Assateague Channel today

I submitted this with a better headline, thus:

Remember the "Misty the of the Chincoteague"? The Chincoteague the ponies the are the swimming the across the Assateague the Channel the today


i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-24 07:55:18 PM  
FloydA &  firsttiger

Four whole fried chickens and a coke for both of you.  Maybe an orange whip for dessert.
 
2013-07-24 08:01:04 PM  

Twist2005: Egalitarian: I read the books AND had the Breyer figurine of Misty and her foal. Along with Black Beauty, a unicorn, a dappled gray and a Palomino, stationed on my plastic white corner shelf loaded with other girl kitsch crap.

That was the stage in my life when I was trying to kind of fit in with other girls based on horse-fandom, but it didn't work, they still knew I was a weirdo. By 3rd grade they know. Note to past self: Breyer horses are not effective "beards".

I collected Breyers like my brother did baseball cards. There's a ridiculous number of them in my parents' house. Now I look back and kick myself for ever taking them out of the boxes.


I had a lot of other Breyers too - Man o' War, the classic Arabian family, an Appaloosa, a Palomino stallion and foal, and then a whole bunch of the miniatures, including Native Dancer. I also thought once, too bad I didn't keep 'em in the box, but you know... I had fun with them. And eventually, I gave them all away to a friend's little girl who was horse crazy.

It was worth taking them out of the box.
 
2013-07-24 08:11:55 PM  
I remember three or four ponies standing in the middle of the road watching us watching them  all the while  looking kinda blank-brained.
 
2013-07-24 08:36:38 PM  
Nice picture in the article.
 
2013-07-24 08:37:36 PM  

noheadphones: Beautiful area--the mosquitoes are horrendous though.


I think the mosquitoes in the area have diamond tipped proboscis. farkers were biting me straight through my denim jeans.
 
2013-07-24 08:45:48 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Apparently they stuffed Misty and Stormy. Pleasant dreams...

[i.imgur.com image 400x270]
[i.imgur.com image 520x390]


I've been there.
 
2013-07-24 08:45:53 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-24 09:18:31 PM  

Gulper Eel: Assateague's great. The beaches are a whole lot less crowded than Ocean City, but that's close enough nearby that you can still get your fill of shore-town stupidity if you want.

My nine-year-old daughter went batshiat when she saw the ponies last summer, but as it turns out the highlight of her trip was when she found a nice big dead horseshoe crab.


My family has been going to Assateague for a week in July every year since before I was born  (and I'm in my 40's). I've watched the ponies morph from wee little beasties to the massive things they are today (in the 70's some wild mustangs were relocated out from out west to the island).  As cute as they are, they are basically 1-ton raccoons when it comes to protecting your food
 
2013-07-24 09:27:43 PM  
I loved those books.  I remember writing Marguerite Henry a letter and getting one back from her.  It went next to my collection of Bryer horses which included a Lipizzaner from when I got to see them in a show.  Stupidly, one day in high school, I decided I was too old for my collection and gave them away.  I have mourned that ever since.  What happy memories this article has brought,.
 
2013-07-24 09:43:57 PM  

Twist2005: digitalrain: Lydia_C: I loved Misty as a kid. Had a Breyer's model of Misty that I started to wear the finish from, I played with it much. I also remember Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.

I had a book that was all of those stories. I read it til the spine cracked. Still love those
stories.

They were right up there w/ the James Herriot novels for me.

I still have all my Marguerite Henry books, the Black Stallion books, and the Thoroughbred/Saddle Club ones. Makes a great lending library for my 4-H kids!


Don't forget Black Beauty.
 
2013-07-24 09:54:52 PM  

bim1154: Galileo's Daughter: Loved that book as a kid.

This!


Brohoof?
 
2013-07-24 10:03:29 PM  
Oh, my goodness, yes.  I have many Marguerite Henry books, have read them all a million times.  Typical horse-crazy girl.
 
2013-07-24 10:19:00 PM  
Those of you with vintage Breyer collections should be aware that there is a sizable hobby built around them, and that you can get serious coin for your models that are in good shape.

/hobbyist
//never had a Misty though
 
2013-07-24 10:35:27 PM  
awwww!!! loved this book!!   the movie wasn't as good as the book though.  Loved the sequel too, Stormy, Misty's foal.  I have wanted to go to Assateague to see the pony roundup since I was 9.  I don't have the books anymore either  :(
 
2013-07-24 11:11:12 PM  

Merry Sunshine: Those of you with vintage Breyer collections should be aware that there is a sizable hobby built around them, and that you can get serious coin for your models that are in good shape.

/hobbyist
//never had a Misty though


I do have Misty.  In excellent condition.  I think my most valuable one is my glossy charcoal semi-rearing mustang, though--manufactured 1961-1970.  Mine's probably closer to 1970.

For Christmas one year I got a four-stall Spanish-style stable for my Breyers--loved that.  I made all kinds of tack out of scraps of fabric and bits of old leather wallets and such...those were the days.  Sure beat the hell out of getting up and going to work every day.
 
2013-07-24 11:12:47 PM  

John Buck 41: Twist2005: digitalrain: Lydia_C: I loved Misty as a kid. Had a Breyer's model of Misty that I started to wear the finish from, I played with it much. I also remember Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.

I had a book that was all of those stories. I read it til the spine cracked. Still love those
stories.

They were right up there w/ the James Herriot novels for me.

I still have all my Marguerite Henry books, the Black Stallion books, and the Thoroughbred/Saddle Club ones. Makes a great lending library for my 4-H kids!

Don't forget Black Beauty.


"The first place I can well remember..." Love that book! Had to get in in hardcover after wearing out a couple copies. It's the first book I remember Mom buying for me.


Found a copy of "Son of Black Beauty" at a flea market. It was like pre-Internet fanfiction!

/sorry. I'm still a horse nut
//And a book nut
///and when I'm a little drunk, I spazz
 
2013-07-24 11:16:18 PM  

Dallymo: Merry Sunshine: Those of you with vintage Breyer collections should be aware that there is a sizable hobby built around them, and that you can get serious coin for your models that are in good shape.

/hobbyist
//never had a Misty though

I do have Misty.  In excellent condition.  I think my most valuable one is my glossy charcoal semi-rearing mustang, though--manufactured 1961-1970.  Mine's probably closer to 1970.

For Christmas one year I got a four-stall Spanish-style stable for my Breyers--loved that.  I made all kinds of tack out of scraps of fabric and bits of old leather wallets and such...those were the days.  Sure beat the hell out of getting up and going to work every day.


I loved using old rubber bands and shoelaces for bridles. I've got a nice charcoal FAM somewhere, but my best bet is probably the autographed Biko or the Arabian Princess Brenda set.
 
2013-07-24 11:33:28 PM  

Twist2005: I loved using old rubber bands and shoelaces for bridles. I've got a nice charcoal FAM somewhere, but my best bet is probably the autographed Biko or the Arabian Princess Brenda set.


I couldn't find the date Brenda Breyer was introduced, but it was definitely after my horse-crazy days in the 70s.  I crippled more than one Barbie trying to get her legs to bend the right way to ride the model horses; Brenda would have been a welcome addition.  I just looked up the Breyer Princess of Arabia set--I probably would have stabbed a hobo to get that when I was ten.
 
2013-07-25 01:27:56 AM  
Remember her, and loved the stories.
Also had sizeable collection of Breyer horses, played to death and eventually passed on to another girl.
CSS
My cousin went down to the swimming a few years back and bought a ticket for the raffle of the first ashore.
Unfortunately for him, they won!
/css
 
2013-07-25 01:33:07 AM  
yourpricerange.files.wordpress.comA great camping experience right across the bay from Ocean City, MD. We go early in the season, before the bugs come out. The ponies WILL bite and kick you if you get too close because they are WILD ponies.
 
2013-07-25 01:38:17 AM  
Driving though Assateague at night once I had to stop and wait for horse boning in the middle of the road.

Took a while.

And that's how I spent my summer vacation.
 
2013-07-25 02:00:43 AM  

bim1154: Galileo's Daughter: Loved that book as a kid.

This!


Same, although I guess I was young enough when I read it that I don't remember much about it. I did get to visit the area once when I was nine though :)
 
2013-07-25 02:30:57 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: Loved that book as a kid.


Loved that whole series as a kid. I was already nuts for horses, so I adored the books, and they got me to want to try oysters, which was a horrible mistake. It took me years to get over my oyster phobia, but eventually I did and I love them now. And horses. And island ponies. But not to eat, the horses and ponies, I mean.
 
2013-07-25 02:33:23 AM  
Oh, Breyer Horses, and Black Stallion books! It's like a complete reliving of my childhood in here!
 
2013-07-25 03:23:29 AM  

cretinbob: Igor Jakovsky: Apparently they stuffed Misty and Stormy. Pleasant dreams...

[i.imgur.com image 400x270]
[i.imgur.com image 520x390]

I've been there.




I've been as well. You really could have a field day just snapping pictures of the general horror and alarm on people's faces as they see their childhood in the flesh, as it were.

/including mine, yes. I loved those books.
 
2013-07-25 03:25:41 AM  
all this and not a word about the nude beach

/I am disappoint
 
2013-07-25 03:33:19 AM  
Read all the books.  Pretty decent stuff.
 
2013-07-25 04:08:30 AM  

fnordest: all this and not a word about the nude beach

/I am disappoint


It's a secret. Why would we tell Fark?
 
2013-07-25 07:35:30 AM  
Was going to go to Chincoteague this weekend, realised it was pony time, going to Rehobeth instead. Love that beach, don't want to deal with pony crowds.

Yay -officially on vacation!
 
2013-07-25 09:14:48 AM  
Man, look at my childhood all up in here.

Read the books, owned the figures, always wanted to go to Assateague to see the ponies swim. My Breyer collection was passed on to another horse-crazy little girl. I hope she played with them and loved them as much as I did. My Marguerite Henry books are in a box in my parents' attic; anyone who dared to suggest I give those away would have been courting a vicious shin-kicking.

/house-sitting for my parents soon
//guess what's coming back with me
 
2013-07-25 10:25:26 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Man, look at my childhood all up in here.

Read the books, owned the figures, always wanted to go to Assateague to see the ponies swim. My Breyer collection was passed on to another horse-crazy little girl. I hope she played with them and loved them as much as I did. My Marguerite Henry books are in a box in my parents' attic; anyone who dared to suggest I give those away would have been courting a vicious shin-kicking.

/house-sitting for my parents soon
//guess what's coming back with me


Sounds like someday we need an Assateague Fark party.  There are 5 group campsites on the National side of the park right next to each other that hold 25 tents each and are steps away from the ocean, and Beach bonfire permits are fairly easy to obtain...hmmmm
 
2013-07-25 11:24:13 AM  

Mayor_of_Simpleton: [yourpricerange.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]A great camping experience right across the bay from Ocean City, MD. We go early in the season, before the bugs come out. The ponies WILL bite and kick you if you get too close because they are WILD ponies.


I -Loop on the state side?  (just got back from there, and weirdly enough nary a mosquito to be seen all week)
 
2013-07-25 11:27:33 AM  

Dallymo: For Christmas one year I got a four-stall Spanish-style stable for my Breyers--loved that.  I made all kinds of tack out of scraps of fabric and bits of old leather wallets and such...those were the days.  Sure beat the hell out of getting up and going to work every day.


I don't know about the whole "Spanish-style" thing, but I received a nice barn for my Breyers and off-brands one year. And yep, Misty spend some time in there as well. Rotated everyone between the pasture (where thankfully, no one had the cojones to jump the 3-inch fence) and the stalls. Wish I'd done a little more with them, because now I judge the local model horse show at the county fair and every time I do it, I wish I would have known about such things as a young'un. Sure, it's a bit campy at times, but for kids without horses, it's the next best thing and they still earn ribbons.

Didn't read all of M. Henry's books, but did enjoy the Misty ones. I've always wanted to make it down there at least once just to see what all went on, but I have a feeling that all the touristy crap makes it a far cry of what the event once was.

/"Justin Morgan Had A Horse"
//E-I-E-I-O?
 
2013-07-25 11:56:59 AM  

Mayor_of_Simpleton: [yourpricerange.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]A great camping experience right across the bay from Ocean City, MD. We go early in the season, before the bugs come out. The ponies WILL bite and kick you if you get too close because they are WILD ponies.


"Sound the siren...
There's mines over there, there's mines over there, and watch out those goddam monkeys bite, I'll tell ya."

static.guim.co.uk


Oh, and if you don't have adblock you are missing this:
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/Both hot as the Congo [sic]
 
2013-07-25 05:01:08 PM  
Magorn: I-Loop on the state side?  (just got back from there, and weirdly enough nary a mosquito to be seen all week)

Cold spring = not many bugs

Magorn: Sounds like someday we need an Assateague Fark party.

Great idea for us Farking campers!
 
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