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Old 02-25-2020, 12:02 PM
HarryO45 HarryO45 is offline
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Traveller

This time of year my family always remembers Traveller (1857–1871). He was first ridden by Confederate General Robert E. Lee this month 158 years ago. He was notable for speed, strength and courage in combat. In many ways we acknowledge traveller having many of the same attributes of the 1911 pistol.

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Old 02-25-2020, 01:18 PM
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Traveller was blessed having Robert E.
Lee atop him.

Not so for the horses under Nathan
Bedford Forrest.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:24 PM
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About 50 years ago, I named a Pointer Traveller, after Lee's horse.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:58 AM
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Today is the 85th anniversary of Radar.....does that count?
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:34 AM
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You gotta be kidding - Radar? what a joke!

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Today is the 85th anniversary of Radar.....does that count?
Sir,

Radar is nowhere near in the same class as Traveller.

When I was a kid, families would sit around the campfire and the grown ups would tell us stories about how Traveller was the most important horse in history. He was strong and fast, he could out run Yankee horses and trample union Infantry. We made a wooden horse to commemorate his likeness and would take turns charging into the rest of us posing as Yankees. We would beat each other with wooden swords, but no one, was allowed to strike Traveller. If that happen one of the adults would whop our butts.

We would dream about Traveller, draw pictures, and even sing songs about Traveller. I doubt anyone has ever done that for radar, but everyone I know loves Traveller. Give me a break.

is there a statue of Radar?
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:51 AM
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I am blessed and happy that I was among many fortunate Americans who grew up in a time when we were taught to know about Traveller and Bucephalus the horse of Alexander the Great. I love horses by the way.

Many young people today when shown a picture of George Washington and asked if they know it is just say that guy on the dollar bill.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:54 AM
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Sir,

Radar is nowhere near in the same class as Traveller.

When I was a kid, families would sit around the campfire and the grown ups would tell us stories about how Traveller was the most important horse in history. He was strong and fast, he could out run Yankee horses and trample union Infantry. We made a wooden horse to commemorate his likeness and would take turns charging into the rest of us posing as Yankees. We would beat each other with wooden swords, but no one, was allowed to strike Traveller. If that happen one of the adults would whop our butts.

We would dream about Traveller, draw pictures, and even sing songs about Traveller. I doubt anyone has ever done that for radar, but everyone I know loves Traveller. Give me a break.

is there a statue of Radar?
Ummmm, I wasn’t talking about Radar “the tallest horse”.
I was making a smart butt remark about yesterday being the anniversary of “radar”, the incoming enemy detection device! They can’t make a statue of it yet because it is still live and well! I would take radar over one horse and wooden sticks any day!
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