First, what part of Alabama are you from? My Dad's family is from Alabama and my Aunt Miriam was the Governor's Special Assistant for Victim's Rights for years and I think for 3 Governors (the number of Governors is the part I am not certain of) We get down to Alabama maybe once every other year.
Second, Beverly Thomas is probably the kindest lady I have ever met. If you wanted to sit and talk about Horses, John Wayne or Ronald Regan I honestly believe she could keep you with her for days and yet with all of her experience and knowledge she is a very humble person.
It was a highlight of my life just to get to meet her. If you go to her home you will see photos of her and her husband with movie stars whom they worked with so that they road well in their movies. I guess you realize her husband died several years ago. Bev is trying to keep Spear Bar going but I think due to the economy it is tough going. She is a fighter and will make it though.
Let me know what part of Alabama. It would be funny to find out we almost already knew each other.
I am glad Bev is doing well. she is such a nice lady and very knowlegeable. I talked to her a few years ago when I was looking for info on SX Champion. She knew the horse and liked him, and actually tried to purchase him when the herd was dispersed. He was bred on Kontiki daughters and grand daughters and produced several race champions.