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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blow Out the Candles August 19

Legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker was born in Fabens, Texas on this date in 1931.
Although he never won the Triple Crown Willie did register 4 Kentucky Derby, 2 Preakness Stakes, and 5 Belmont Stakes wins.  Overall he won 8, 833 times, a record when he retired.

Impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte was born in Paris, France on this date in 1848.
Caillebotte's most famous work is one that I've seen in person many times.  It's one of The Art Institute of Chicago's top attractions.  We also have an AIC framed print hanging in our diningroom.
Don't you just love what we've done with our diningroom?

More of Gustave's work:

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