She grew up but she never outgrew her love for horses. She kept her horse pictures, horse toys, horse books, horse note cards, horse dreams and she added lots of horse drawings, more horse toys, more horse books, more horse pictures and more horse dreams to her collection.
One day she moved to a place where she could have her horses. So she did! She still kept her horse pictures, horse toys, horse books, horse note cards, and horse drawings but she also began to live her horse dreams. And she helped her daughter to have a few horse dreams, too! Pretty soon there were other little girls who were having horse dreams. They liked to play with Grammy’s toys and read her books, but mostly they liked to pet her horses.
Sometimes after that all grown up little girl is finished petting, brushing, playing with and cleaning up after her horses, she likes to sit down and look at her horse pictures, horse toys, horse books, and her horse note cards. One day when she was looking at her horse note cards, she noticed a very interesting thing. The title of the beautiful artwork that she had admired all these years and the name of the artist of the beautiful artwork were on the back of the card.
The very same George Phippen for whom the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona, is named.
The rest of the story? Well, this all grown up little girl worked for a frame shop in Prescott where she met and became friends with Louise Phippen, wife of the late George Phippen. She framed lots of pictures for her including some artwork by George Phippen.
And she still has her horse pictures, horse toys, horse books, horse drawings - and her horse note cards with the beautiful picture of the artwork by George Phippen - as well as her wonderful horses.