Archive for October, 2012
Come little children, I’ll take thee away… Into a land of enchantment. Come little children, the times come to play… Here in my garden of magic. ~”Hocus Pocus”
Halloween is only 10 days away! Here’s an interesting article on the history of trick or treating… Who’s going in costume as The Lady in the Red Cloak?
I grew up with this story and it’s still my favorite. If you can find anywhere to look at the illustrations, they’re wonderful, too! I’ve just included a couple of snippets, but at the end is a link to a blog that has the whole story. Enjoy!
Tippity Witchet is a black kitten who wanted to go out in the big wide world, but his mother told him he was too little…
“Tippity Witchit sulked. The idea of telling him he was only a little kitten! Giving himself a shake, he got up from the straw. He was as big as the next cat and able to meet all adventures that might befall the cat tribe – anywhere in the world! Sneaking off to the door, he slipped across the barnyard and out on the long stretch of highway that ran to the wide, wide world. Oh, what a moon was shining! It turned all the fields to silver. And little mists were rising shimmering over the meadows. He was out in a white world of moonlight with little black shadows dancing here and there on the edges. He was out like a great big cat in the mystery of the night!
…Just the same, he trembled when he came to the very next cornfield. The corn here had not been cut; it stood in ghostly rows, like a bank of withered old witches. Its long dried leaves hung down like ghostly withered old arms, its tassels streamed out every which way like straggly hair on a hag. “I’m not afraid of a thing,” he had to repeat to himself…
Saturday night we had the best tour in Wiscasset! Funloving folks along and… Cupcake the dog. I believe Cupcake is a Golden Retriever, but in any case, she is the best trained dog I’ve ever seen!
She seemed to enjoy the history of Wiscasset and even helped us out with the name of one of the ghosts, according to her owner. We did not notice her reacting to anything in the area, though some say that animals can be sensitive to paranormal activity.
It was a full moon night, but due to being overcast, we were not able to enjoy it at all! Some weird pictures were taken at the cemetery, but I believe the anomolies were caused by the mist and moisture in the air.
Cupcake liked to be right at the front of the line with me, I’m not sure if she thought she was helping or if she felt protected by the safety of my Red Cloak!
Well behaved dogs are always welcome on our tours!