P is for Golden Pony–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019PWe are pleased to participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge (http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/).  The Story Crossroads theme for this year is Golden…And All Things That Glimmer.  Each post highlights golden items from a folktale from around the world. Each time you have to wonder, is something that is golden a blessing, a curse, or both?

What has inspired all this gold?–The Golden Spike with the 150th Transcontinental Railroad and the Spike 150 Grant for this year’s Story Crossroads Festival.

Golden Pony-

This is not a pony made of gold or an indication of it, though there was a love that truly was “golden” and counts towards the “And All Things That Glimmer” part of our theme. Considering how often the boy brushed the pony, that pony would have glimmered for all to see.

Michigan – http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/01/the_golden_one.html

50-word-or-less summary:

A boy was loved by all. By age seven, the boy got tuberculosis and would die. His father bought a golden pony that the boy always rode. Best friends. Then boy dies. The father tried to explain to the pony. When boy’s coffin rolled past, the pony ran to it.

Please share in the comments…or anything on your mind.

While you enjoy this blog, Story Crossroads has year-round offerings including the culminating Festival on May 15, 2019 with free performances May 13-16, 2019 (see schedule here: https://storycrossroads.com/2019-schedule/.  

We thank our funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (Spike 150), the City of Murray, the South Jordan Arts Council, Utah Valley University and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by attending or donating or both! (Click here to donate or get tickets.

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