I just finished watching the movie, Seabiscuit.
Even though I'm always saying that Breakfast At Tiffanies is the best move that was ever made .....
Seabiscuit ... to me is the best movie ever made.
It's got it all.
But, it has its sad moments, and for this reason, I hadn't watched it since it first came out in 2003 until this evening.
I'm sure that my growing up in horse country has something to do with this, and some of the movie was shot in Lexington, my home town, and where I was living when it was shot. There are a few very familiar scenes in the movie from Lexington.
But, the truth of the matter is ... I don't know diddly squat about race horses. But, still, as I've indicated, I grew up in the middle of it all.
I've lived in Louisville for a total of 4o years and have never been to a Derby.
Few people who live here go to it.... because you spend half your time in traffic getting there, and the other half getting back home.
The Derby Festival used to last a week. Now, it's 3 weeks.
What has any of this have to do with the price of tea in China?????
The movie, Seabiscuit, premiered in Lexington, at the Kentucky Theater ... on the same night in July of 2003 that the Kingston Trio did a show at a little town right outside Lexington.
I guess you know where I was that night.
Little did I know that this would be the last show I'd go to where Bob was a full time member of the Trio. He had his heart attack a few months later in March of 2004.
So, in July of this year, it will have been 20 years since I saw a Trio show with Bob in it full-time.
Hard to believe it has been 20 years .... when for me, a big part of the Trio ended without my knowing it at the time.