A Horse with No Name

In 1960 my brother Johnny visited my grandparents in Germany.  I don’t know the name of the horse. but this photo was taken in Killesberg Park, Stuttgart. Johnny was ten years old and would be 66 today. (I was only eight so I didn’t get to go.)

Johnny

Fast forward to 1989 …

During our summer vacation in Germany, we explored Killesberg park, searching for the horse with no name. It’s a huge park with several horses and I was thrilled to find the same horse! Here is my son Daniel at age ten!

Daniel

In 1994 we made the trip to Germany again and this time my youngest son, Jonathan, had his turn to have a photo taken at five years old.

(I’m looking for the photo, please check back 😉 )

Last summer I enjoyed a wonderful time in Germany again after 21 years and took a little train ride around the park. The famous Stuttgart horse …

horse

My daughter Jean took this photo of me …

carmen

Happy memories!

carmen

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22 Responses to A Horse with No Name

  1. Anna Parkes says:

    I love your sentiments in this piece, showing the sense of continuum throughout your family Carmen. These photos have true value in an era where everything is fast paced in a throwaway society. Thank you for sharing this x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

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  2. Olga says:

    This is fascinating to see the photos of several members of your family taken at the same spot but many years apart. Kids have grown and changed but the horse still looking the same…

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Olga! I love how snapshots capture a moment in time and bring back a myriad of happy memories!

      Making memories to last a lifetime!

      ❤ carmen

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  3. utesmile says:

    What a lovely memory with the horse and your family members on it. I don’t remember the horse. But is must be there because of the name Stuttgart which comes from Stuten Garten, my parents explained. My gran often talked about the Killesberg, I think I was only there once and I only remember many lanterns.
    It is great to look at old photos, I love doing that with my mum as she recalls everything from then, much more than I can recall!

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    • carmen says:

      Vielen Dank meine liebe Ute! I love how moments in time are captured in photos, a glimpse into the past. Yes, Stuten Garten means Stud Garden in English, as my mother told me as a child. 🙂

      Sweet memories!

      ❤ carmen

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  4. Rebecca says:

    Awww thanks for sharing your lovely memories Carmen!

    Come check out and join my latest GIVEAWAY I am hosting for JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) where a dazzling pair of 18k gold earrings is at stake – Happy Wednesday!

    Rebecca
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    • carmen says:

      And I thank you for your kindness Rebecca! I’m so happy for the friendships that grow through blogging.

      Happy memories last a lifetime!

      ❤ carmen

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  5. Bob says:

    Next time you are in Stuttgart, I suggest you mount the horse just like Johnny, Jonathan and Daniel did…..the four similar photographs would make a terrific heirloom for generations to come.

    I’m sure when you make Haferflocken, that you remember your Mom with love. I enjoy oatmeal porridge.

    Your friends enjoy your life’s up…..your friends stand by to help you cope with your life’s downs.
    I have some objects that I treasure because they connect me to my heritage.
    Thanks for this issue of your love. 😀

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    • carmen says:

      Yes, I should have sat on the horse too! Also, I forgot to take a photo of Jean on the horse or by the horse. We’ll need to go back again someday!

      Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts! I thank God for friends who are with us through good times and bad times.

      ❤ carmen

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  6. How wonderful to have such great memories, and your sons could share the legacy of their uncle Johnny!

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  7. josep-maria says:

    What a beautiful post, my dear Carmen! You’re really special, I say it every day, and never tire of repeating. Your sensibility, your delicacy, your love for your family, and this indelible memory of your brother are something very special. Since you follow through the blog, I felt almost part of your world, why you bestow to life a special meaning. Fots collection is a wonderful exercise of love. You are queen of so many things for me …

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for being part of my world my dear Josep-Maria! You have been with me since the start and I so much appreciate the kindness and encouragement. Even though we have never met, it feels like we have and you are a very dear friend to me. You make my heart smile! 🙂

      Have a wonderful week!

      ❤ carmen

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  8. Ralph says:

    What lovely memories dear Carmen. I love the idea of generations riding the same statue 😀 ❤

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks very much dear Ralph! It’s one of my favourite photos of my brother and I’m glad my sons and daughter got to go there with me. 🙂

      Memories are treasures!

      ❤ carmen

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  9. travelfranzi says:

    I love that post! It’s so nice to come back to a special place with which you connect happy moments. I think it’s important to have such places because they make you happy.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Franzi! Places do have special memories that come back so vividly in our minds. Another thing that connects me to happy moments are tangible objects. For example, I have two purple bowls from my childhood and I enjoy having my cereal in it to remember all the times my mom made Haferflocken for breakfast. 🙂

      Liebe Grüße!

      ❤ carmen

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  10. ivanev says:

    It is wonderful to keep those memories alive through pictures, all your family members look happy when riding the Stuttgart horse and that happiness of that moment is what we must keep in our heart and mind. Those happy moment of the past make us happy in our present and I think live is like a horse that we must ride everyday despite de ups and downs always with a smile 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you for your kind words dear Ivan! I agree, keep the happy memories as treasures of the heart. I love looking at old photos, moments captured to remind us of happy times shared with family and friends.

      I like your analogy of life being like a horse we must ride every day which has ups and downs, yet we still get up on the horse even after a fall.

      Blessings my friend!

      ❤ carmen

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