Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Time of My Life

I wanted to share this book offer in case anyone was interested in reading the book by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi. It has some really good reviews on Amazon. The price is $15 for the book, $10 for the poster, and $20 for both, with free shipping, and all the proceeds go towards the Arabian Youth Program. It's a pretty good deal. To order, just click on this link.

I remember seeing Patrick riding in an Arabian show on his stallion, Tammen, around the time of this poster. Lots of people went crazy, hollering as he rode by, and his horse spooked.

Once, I took a magazine with this picture of him and his horse to work to show all the ladies I worked with. Everyone ooohed and ahhhhed except for this one lesbian who smartly replied, "the horse is nice."

It was so sad for me when he finally lost his battle with pancreatic cancer because my husband also died of pancreatic cancer just a couple of years ago.


Tammy said...

I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in 2005. She was diagnosed on New Years Eve and died on St. Patrick's day, just 3 months later. When I heard of Patrick's diagnosis, the reality of the end was the first thing I thought of. I was glad he survived as long as he did and was hoping he would not end up just another statistic of this awful cancer that just seems to be a death sentence from the moment it is detected.

fernvalley01 said...

What a lovely couple they were! So sad to see him loose his battle.

juliette said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss - I recently joined your blog and didn't know. Glad you have horses in your life to help. Thanks for the book recommendation. That is a funny story about your co-worker's response!

Rising Rainbow said...

I can see Patrick Swayze laughing at your co workers response.

I picked these up when I was at nationals. Still can't believe he is gone. I imagine you must still feel that way about your husband. Cancer sucks!

Anonymous said...

I used to babysit Patrick when he was just a small tike!! He'll really be missed.

achieve1dream said...

I didn't know that about your husband. I'm sorry.

Oh and I cried when I heard that Patrick had died. I admired him a lot (and not just because he raised Arabians lol). Thanks for sharing the link.