Raggedy Ann – The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile… In comments to my post about The Great Pumpkin, Miss M reminded me of the Glum Pumpkin– The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile. It’s a Raggedy Ann & Andy tale, one that the girls loved. I think we still have the VHS tape in the store room! About
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Hallowe’en by Harry Behn Tonight is the night When dead leaves fly Like witches on switches Across the sky, When elf and sprite Flit through the night On a moony sheen. Tonight is the night When leaves make a sound Like a gnome in his home Under the ground, When spooks and trolls Creep out
This is a Pyrex Percolator on the gas range at 3:30am. Photo take by flashlight light. (Was that sufficiently redundant?) For whatever reason Mr. Big Food and I awoke shortly after the power went out this morning. Fortunately– and as you may recall– we have experience dealing with power outages and know that one does
In Our Wonder World: A Library of Knowledge in Ten Volumes Volume Six Sports and Pastimes Indoors and Out (1923, p267) “Hallowe’en” is Robert Burns’ classic (and quite long) poem which references many old superstitions about Halloween. The entire poem with a wee bit o’ commentary is here. Fun stuff!
Why anyone would name a recipe after the Tennessee Valley Authority is beyond me, but these are truly excellent potato rolls. Note: If you have refrigerator space, the rolls may be prepared for baking the day before, then removed from refrigerator about 2½ hours before baking.” —Celia Marks and the Editors of Southern Living Magazine,
Broomstick Time On Halloween the witches fly Like withered leaves across the sky, Each with a broomstick for a steed That gallops at tremendous speed. Although I don’t approve of witches Who wear tall hats and live in ditches, Still I am glad there is a day When broomsticks have a chance to play. Witch
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Miss M’s BIG pumpkin. Stay tuned.
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or Any Other Earth/Life Science, but I’ve been considering a few things I’d like to open up for discussion. The small brown tree frog population has exploded and I just don’t know enough about amphibian reproductive biology to say this with any authority but I think it has something to do with the lack of
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or Geology or any -ology at all to know that this is just horsehocky After battering the coast, Patricia will need to move over the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains to continue northward,” Travis added. “Trying to cross the mountains will weaken the system fairly quickly. “Patricia will need… .” What does that even mean? ‘Patricia’
I thought all y’all might enjoy a walk down to the Puddle– formerly known as the Pond– before it starts raining and the Puddle fills up again. These two photos were not taken from the same perspective but I think they’ll give you an idea of just how dry it is. The photo on the
The burn ban is statewide. “They” are forecasting rain beginning Sunday (40%). I imagine it will depend on what Patricia does. Stay tuned. You know how I like to talk about the weather– and the utter ineptitude of certain weather forecasting entities. [cough cough dot gov cough cough] Speaking of which, did you see what’s
The Lesson of the Roman Republic Then, amazing as it may seem to-day, when we are able to look from a distance at these affairs and see them in their proper relations as parts of the picture, Rome straightway yielded to the same vice that had caused the downfall of her enemy. She gave herself
From “Lecture II: Traffic” in John Ruskin’s The Crown of Wild Olive: Four Lectures on Work, Traffic, War and the Future of England (ca. 1895). John Ruskin was an interesting chap. A writer, poet, artist, art critic and later social critic. According to that infallible source, his work influenced Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Proust. The final sentence
so I stuffed some duck sausage into some hog intestines today. What did you do today to promote Western Culture?