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  • Seaweed Article in Wash Post--How Did I miss this?

    I don't *think* anyone has posted this yet--article on the infamous Seaweed working at WIHS and a bit of his background:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...emailarticlepg
    www.quiethavenfarm.com

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    Aww, I love Seaweed. There is even a Facebook group for him! Last I heard he was working with the shakeytails, does he not have a regular employer now?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NeedsAdvil View Post
      There is even a Facebook group for him!
      Really??

      He was definitely at Syracuse.

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        #4
        Yup, definitely a FB group for him, but it doesn't get updated that often....needs more traffic
        www.quiethavenfarm.com

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        • #5
          Wasn't he linked romantically with that Racetb woman years ago?

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          • #6
            Offset I thought it was you he was romantically involved with??......There are those pictures from Raleigh?? hmmm....I guess now is as good a time as any to "scan" and post them on facebook...I can always save some for a later hand to play
            "All life is precious"
            Sophie Scholl

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Moesha
              Offset I thought it was you he was romantically involved with??......
              WHERE is the 1st place ribbon smilie when you need it? This post WINS!!!
              Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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              • #8
                i find it ineffably sad that no one is commenting on the article saying that 68 year old Seaweed made his bed on a cardboard box.

                i remember Seaweed working in the kitchen back when the only thing you could get to eat for breakfast at a show was an egg and bacon sandwich. he always had a smile on his face, and a kind word. flawed, gentle, and wise in the ways of humankind with all its vices and prejudices, Mr. Eugene Johnson tugs at our heartstrings, but not hard enough for us to make certain that those who employ him treat him better than their dogs.

                who will bury this kind and simple soul when he dies? will we all let him live his days sleeping on a box, and speak loudly about what a grand fella he was at his funeral? shame on us.

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                • #9
                  I agree FJ. I am shocked by that. Curious who his actual employer was for the show. This is pretty shameful.
                  www.midatlanticeq.com
                  Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival,Scholarships and College Fair
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                  • #10
                    Well...all I know is based on the article, but it says he made $800 working at that show (a week, I assume?). It may be that he chooses to live the way he does, sleeping on cardboard. But he does sound like an interesting character.

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                    • #11
                      Did you really mean infamous?

                      Originally posted by REH View Post
                      I don't *think* anyone has posted this yet--article on the infamous Seaweed working at WIHS and a bit of his background:

                      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...emailarticlepg
                      Infamous: Having a bad reputation; NOTORIOUS 2) Causing or deserving infamy. 3) LAW. Convicted of a crime, as treason or felony, that results in infamy.

                      Infamy: 1) Evil fame or reputation. … 3) A publicly known criminal or evil act.

                      I read the article expecting him to be exposed as one of the original insurance fraud horse killers.

                      Infamous is a negative word, usually used for serial killers or catastrophic events. I didn't get that this guy was either based on this article. Perhaps those in the know know more and this is an inside joke.

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                      • #12
                        Awesome. Seaweed is an icon.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fair judy View Post
                          i find it ineffably sad that no one is commenting on the article saying that 68 year old Seaweed made his bed on a cardboard box.
                          Thank you Fair Judy, I agree with you 100%.

                          Doberpei, I assumed that "infamous" was used affectionately, as Seaweed is quite a character.

                          http://horseshowdiva.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=16&t=1406 A retirement fund isn't a bad idea...Perhaps someone who travels to more shows than I do would want to organize something like this? Honestly, in the days of 3'3" half-million dollar classes, you'd think the industry magnates could come up with something to help support someone who's been part of the industry for so long...
                          Please don't sabotash my conchess.

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                          • #14
                            If I am not mistaken, Seaweed even made an appearance in the book "A VERY YOUNG RIDER." (The wonderful picture picture book about Vivi Malloy.)

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                            • #15
                              Don't know anything about Seaweed, and I didn't get past the first several paragraphs, but that article made me very sad.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by horsepoor View Post
                                Well...all I know is based on the article, but it says he made $800 working at that show (a week, I assume?). It may be that he chooses to live the way he does, sleeping on cardboard. But he does sound like an interesting character.
                                I agree completely. Unless WIHS provided housing for the duration of the show for everyone they employed with the exception of Seaweed, I don't understand the problem. And I'm certainly not going to take responsibility for the fact that he slept on cardboard for the duration of the show - I was nowhere near the place at the time. The article seems to indicate that he is not uncomfortable with the lifestyle that he has chosen for himself. And I agree, he does seem like quite the character, so thanks for posting REH.

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                                • #17
                                  Yes, he is definitely in A Very Young Rider!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I agree FJ, that made me sad too. I think what stuck in my mind is, the amount of money most (not all) people have in the horse show world, A circuit of course, would help this guy out a little more.....

                                    I understand he may choose this, but he is 68 and God love him!

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                                      Originally posted by Haalter View Post

                                      Doberpei, I assumed that "infamous" was used affectionately, as Seaweed is quite a character.
                                      Exactly. Thank you.
                                      www.quiethavenfarm.com

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by REH View Post
                                        Yup, definitely a FB group for him, but it doesn't get updated that often....needs more traffic
                                        I'm not finding it. Care to post a link? Or send a PM?

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