Posts Tagged ‘Lady in Red Cloak

06
Jun
13

National Doughnut Day!

I’m giving you a heads up, so you can be prepared for breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snacks or all of them). Tomorrow, June 7, is National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut day was created in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to World War I soldiers.

Now, aside from a tasty treat, why would The Lady in The Red Cloak be writing about doughnuts? The history behind them of course! And all the better that that history begins in one of the Maine towns that offers Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, Camden.

There was a young man… well, in 1847 he was considered almost a man, I’m sure. He was 15 so nowdays we might call him a boy. He had a complaint to make to his mother about her favored ‘dough cakes’. They were nice fluffy blobs of dough that she fried, then sprinkled with sugar, maple syrup, nuts or whatever she had handy. They were not only favorites of the family, but also the neighbors.

Hanson Gregory, by this old age of 15, considered he could respectfully tell his mother something he’d been hiding for years – the centers of her ‘dough cakes’ were quite soggy!

His mother was not offended, she agreed with him, saying that she had tried cooking them longer or making them smaller or flattening them out more, but it was no use – the centers were still soggy!

Hanson, smart young man that he was, suggested that she just take the middles out before frying them and the doughnut was born!

So, there you have it – maybe it will make your doughnut all the tastier tomorrow! Enjoy!

This is a picture of Hanson Crockett Gregory at a much later age.

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02
Feb
13

Spring?

Hi Everyone! The Groundhog did not see his shadow this morning, so maybe we’ll be having an early Spring! Here in Maine we have not had a terrible winter, but it’s always nice to look forward to Spring. That also means we can look forward to Red Cloak Haunted History Tours opening soon!

If you want a little taste of what we do, you don’t have to wait – The Lady in the Red Cloak will be giving a presentation on “Tales of Ghostly Lovers” on February 12th which is open to the public ($15). It is through MSAD 40 Adult Education in Waldoboro. Call 207-832-5205 to reserve your spot!

Hope to see you there!

13
Dec
12

Holiday Time

Hi Everyone, It’s that time of year… I hope you’re all enjoying holiday festivities!

I just wanted to let you know, if you need something a little different for that special someone this year, I am offering Red Cloak Tour gift certificates. These will be applicable for a Haunted History Tour or a Cemetery Tour during 2013.

I will be selling them during the evenings in Wiscasset on Dec. 13 and 20, in Bath on Dec. 14 and in Damariscotta on Dec. 21. Just look for The Lady in the Red Cloak! You can also e-mail me (redcloaktours@gmail.com), call me (207-380-3806) or get in touch via Facebook.

I am offering a special of “6 for the price of 5”, so if you have a large group that you’ve been wanting to bring along on a tour, this is your deal! The cost is $12 each.

Best Holdiay Wishes from Maine,

Sally

The Lady in the Red Cloak

 

21
Oct
12

Trick or Treat

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?

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/10/the-history-of-trick-or-treating-is-weirder-than-you-thought/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20121021-Weekender

08
Apr
12

Haunted Maine Lighthouses

Into lighthouses? Haunted ones?

The Lady in the Red Cloak will be telling some haunted Maine lighthouse stories, as well as a brief history of each, at an Adult Education class later this month (April).

If you want to read more about it, or sign up for the class, please go to this link for MSAD40, http://msad40.maineadulted.org/courses/course/haunted_lighthouses_of_maine. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

A different Haunted Lighthouse opportunity is available in August, put on by my sister company, Mysterious Destinations. It is a 4 day/3 night bus tour of coastal Maine in which we’ll stop at 7 lighthouses and hear tales of many more! There will be the opportunity to do some searching for paranormal activity, if you wish, at most of the stops. There will be instruction on “ghost hunting equipment” and there will be equipment available for guests to use. We’ll also offer walking tours of 3 haunted Maine villages telling a few ghost stories along the way, and a stop at the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Check it all out at http://www.mysteriousdestinations.com/component/content/article/10-tours/90-haunted-maine-lighthouses-august-20-23.

I hope you’re enjoying Spring – if you’re experiencing Spring anyway! We had snow flurries yesterday and today here in Maine!

11
Oct
11

What could be better than a Full Moon Maine Ghost Tour?

A Full Moon Maine Ghost Tour with some history thrown in, of course! And with The Lady in the Red Cloak! We’ll have tours in Damariscotta and Bath tomorrow evening at 7:00. I’m beginning to offer a few 5:00 tours, which are great for some people, and we’ll have those tomorrow as well. The weather’s been fantastic and should stay through tomorrow at least!

14
Jul
11

Special Full Moon Walk

A Full Moon evening lantern tour will explore Damariscotta, discovering ghosts and history, spirits and mystery! Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as The Lady in the Red Cloak relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there. Learn a little about Damariscotta’s past and The Mystery Ship, Myrtle, Grandpa’s Ghost, and more on a 90 minute walk; fairly easy and appropriate for all ages. $12 for adults, $7 children under 12, free children under 5. By reservation only; please call or e-mail. 207-380-3806