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    Default You Are Invited to My Place for Dinner

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    I'm bringin' the hosses and poneh, too, m'kay?


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    That elevates living in a barn to new heights, don't it.



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    It do, Bluey, it do.



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    They forgot to sweep the floor! There's hay all over the place. Geez.


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    I've done that, but on a smaller scale!


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    There is a place just north of me that rents the whole barn and covered arena out for weddings. They will remove or leave the horses in as per your wishes. It's becoming "The Thing" around here to get married in a barn.
    See it here: http://www.oh-brides.com/morgan-view...odern-elegance

    It's way more expensive than the country club so my daughter is getting married in the stuffy old fashioned country club.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


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    Time and date please...and would you like me to bring the wine?


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    I'll bring the wine. You bring the carrot salad.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    I do this (on a smaller, not nearly so elegant scale) every year for our barn Christmas party. And for birthday parties when it rains. Never use the good china though.



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    We had a poster here who married her country and wester singer in a barn - anybody?
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    I got married in a renovated barn, if that counts . And apples and sugar cubes were our center pieces!
    Aisha, my heart from 03/06/1986 to 08/22/2008.

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    Had you seen this picture from NYC in 1903. CKG Billings held a black tie dinner on horseback.

    http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.co...-on-horseback/

    Evidently Billings thought that one extravagance deserved another, so he planned a horseback dinner for 36 of his fellow sportsmen from the Equestrian Club in his new 75-foot indoor training ring. Word leaked out and crowds of newspaper reporters and the merely curious gathered around his entrance gates, craning their necks to see the fabulous stable and all of the glamorous visitors. Billings decided to quietly move the party to the privacy of Sherry’s elegant grand ballroom at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street. Horses rented from a riding stable were brought up in the freight elevator and arranged in a circle around a large table. Each saddle was fitted with a tray and saddlebags were filled with ice to chill bottles of Champagne fitted with rubber hoses that the diners could use to sip wine without dropping their glasses. His fellow Equestrian Club members, all in white tie, were mounted and a groom attended each horse. The waiters were dressed as if for a hunting party in scarlet coats and white breeches. The floor was covered with several inches of sand and uninvited newspapermen speculated about the mess that the horses would surely leave behind. They needn’t have worried-Billings arranged for more grooms to tidy up when the occasion arose. The horses dined as well, each furnished with a feeding trough filled with oats. The $50,000 bill included a photographer from the celebrated Byron Company to document this unique event. Byron’s photograph remains a true icon from the Gilded Age.


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    Drive NJ - thanks for sharing that story!
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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