Thursday, August 27, 2009


She is a legend in the Williams family.  She pulled Grandpa and Grandma and four kids in South Dakota winters, hitched to a sleigh.  She was ridden several miles to school by Uncle Ralph, with my mother sitting behind him some days.  In summer she pulled the family in a wagon to barn dances and card parties.  I never heard of her being used as “work horse” but I suppose there were times.  By the time I arrived on the scene, she must have been in her mid-to-late twenties.  Here are some pics of Queen in her declining years, when she proudly allowed the grandchildren to pose for photos.  The first one is of little Milan at about 6 months perched on the “Queen”.

Milan H 5 to 6 months2

Milan on Queen 1944-2

Queen in 1937-2 Queen in 1937


  1. Mine was Lightening ..... not as beautiful as Queen however!