If you missed last month's post, you can view it here: http://www.hhhistory.com/2016/04/misty-of-chincoteague-world-famous-horse.html.
THE BEEBE FAMILY
As the owner of a horse ranch on the little island, Clarence became known as the "Chincoteague Pony Man." He developed a solid reputation for breeding and gentling ponies from Assateague which he purchased during the annual Pony Penning Day events. Although the book and movie portray Paul and Maureen Beebe as living with their grandparents, that part is fictionalized. The children lived with their parents, but spent a lot of time at the Beebe Ranch.
|Paul & Maureen Beebe|
Misty ended up being that horse.
|Maureen & the Phantom|
|Home of Clarence & Ida Beebe|
|Beebe Ranch business card|
What began as a simple island man with a dream turned into a legacy that's enchanted hundreds of thousands and spanned several generations.
|Beebe Ranch museum|
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN:
* What legacies exist in your own family that have been passed down through the generations?
* Have you ever read a book that was a fictionalized account of real life in some way only to later discover the "facts" presented in the book were a result of the author's creativity and didn't really happen that way? What was the book and what did the author change?
Leave answers to these questions or any comments on the post below. Next month, I'll be sharing about my grandfather and his direct ties to the island of Chincoteague. Come back on the 9th of June to find out more.
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having a very active imagination and cited with talking entirely too much. Today, she has honed those childhood skills to become an author and speaker who has partnered with Nerium International in the anti-aging and personal development industry, helping others become their best from the inside out.
She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have one girl and one boy, and a Retriever mix named Roxie. She has sold twenty (20) books so far and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.