happy year of the horse

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Then and Now | Waldemar Edition

bonus: some things never change

Scan - Olivia and George Harrison; scanned from The Dark Horse Years.

Photo © Michael Putland

“[On Thirty-Three & 1/3 was a man] so much in love with his future wife Olivia Arias that even the wide-open admiration of ‘Beautiful Girl’ was not testimony enough. He covered Cole Porter’s song, ‘True Love.’” - “George Harrison Dark Horse” by David Fricke

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“A slight, dark woman with a sculptured, almost Aztec face, she smiles often. The couple met while Olivia worked at Dark Horse. After more than two years, they are an informal familiar pair. Olivia reaches into her shopping bag, pulling out boxes of new shoes for George’s media tour. The first contains a pair of Italianesque loafers. Harrison tries them, a little shy, a little shaken by their sleekness. ‘They’ll look great with your new suit,’ Olivia says. She quickly offers another pair; brown suede with white stitching. Mimicking a clerk, she grabs George by the ankle: 'They’re really you, sir.’ Harrison calls for a shoehorn. He tries them on and asks around for approval. Everybody oohs and ahhhs. 'I’ll take a dozen, squire,’ he bellows.” - Crawdaddy, February 1977 [x]

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“There was a serene and calming presence that George and Olivia gave off. George had fresh flowers placed in the home and there was incense burning, pictures of holy men, the smell of curried rice dishes - long-grain rice - wafting in from the kitchen. They’re both health food eaters. You know something is going on when they’re around but it isn’t something George shoves down your throat. They are both very thoughtful, and he has a great sense of humor. She is a lovely woman, far from that Hollywood-model type, far too spiritual. The harmony between them is clear and apparent to anyone around them. […] They are quite attentive to each other’s needs and well-being and there is genuine caring going between them. It’s quite lovely to see and it has a calming effect on people around them.” - “A friend” on George and Olivia, from a 1977 publication [x]

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“I am still having a relationship with him, but it is just not a physical relationship any more. And the sooner one comes to terms with that, the easier it is, rather than feeling George has gone and he is never coming back.” Does she communicate with him? “I don’t really want to get into all that. That’s a dodgy question to answer because people might think… I don’t know if you have ever had anybody go who you have loved? Well, you do feel in communication with them because you feel so deeply in your heart that if you say a prayer, it goes straight to them.” - Olivia Harrison, The Telegraph, 24 January 2005 [x]

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“Olivia [Harrison] says that, towards the end, when he [George Harrison] knew he was dying, her husband would comfort her by saying: ‘Olivia, you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine.’ And is she? ‘Fine is OK, but it is not really good enough, is it? But George was right, I am fine and I am OK, although I will miss him until my dying day. But he walked his road and now I have to walk mine.’” - The Telegraph, 24 January 2005 [x]

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Real talk about Henry and his motorcycle.

That was probably the vehicle of his choice because it’s the closest thing to a modernized horse that you can get. And after months and months of a 17 year old Henry begging and pleading for one, Regina gave in and bought it for his 18th birthday because she remembered her own 18 year old self and how happy and carefree horses made her when she was his age.

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Today marks the First anniversary of my glorious return to the Tumblrverse! It also marks the day that I reached over 500 followers! So, what better way to celebrate these milestones…THAN WITH A SUPER AWESOME BADASS MILESTONE PARTY!

Featured Poners:

1st Pic:

@asking-rainbowblitz, @askseriousrainbow (in her pony form), @askshatteredrainbow, @askpiratedash

2nd Pic:

@jerkyhooves, @outofworkderpy, @askskippythemoonrock-blog, @ask-lola-cloudmaker, @askfilmcut

3rd Pic:

@ask-the-unnamed-pony, @asklittleapplebloom, @asksockie, @ask-scootabot (my newest follower :D)

Thank you to all the wonderful bastards who helped me regain my popularity in under a single year. You know how to make this cartoon horse happy, and you rock `cuz of it!

I love watching people play this game, its so much fun!! Seriously, go check everyone out on their youtube channels (lordminion777, garuku bluemoon, patrckstatic, and jpw03)
and obligatory @lordminion who’s on tumblr!!! If ya see it, i hope you like it lol

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I don’t care if Monday’s blue,
Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too,
Thursday I don’t care about you,
It’s Friday I’m in love!

One more day till New Years Eve! Have fun but be careful out there. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer for all of us!

Be well and Happy New Year!!!!
Marty (Raleightransplant)