To the editor: We thank you, Jimmy Tomlin, for your article ("Eulogy for a horse," May 2) about our grandfather’s beloved horse, Elwood, whose obituary was published in the HPE in 1923.

We grew up hearing “family” stories about our late grandfather (O.A. Kirkman Sr.) and Elwood. Apparently both were colorful characters.

What fun.

Larkin, Caroline, John and Susan Caroline Kirkman McGuinn