Monthly Archives: July 2013

Love those Chincoteague ponies, part 3

My love affair with Chincoteague began long before my grandparents moved there in 1961. In fact, it started with this book. Marguerite Henry, born in 1902, had rheumatic fever as a child and was bedridden for six long years, between … Continue reading

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Love those Chincoteague ponies! Part 2

Every year, on the last Wednesday before the last Thursday in July, Salt Water Cowboys from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department swim the wild ponies from Assateague to Chincoteague, where the colts will be auctioned off the next day. But … Continue reading

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Love those Chincoteague ponies!

Anyone who has read “Misty of Chincoteague,” Marguerite Henry’s classic children’s book, has heard of Pony Penning, the annual round-up of the wild ponies that live on neighboring Assateague Island. I can tell you, Pony Penning was one of the … Continue reading

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