Friday, October 26, 2007

It was a dark and stormy night ........





(pretend there's spooky music playing in the background...) It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was blowing, the rain was pelting the windows, and the lights were flickering on and off. There was a tree limb outside making a low moaning sound as the wind blew and it caused an eerie shadow on the wall. The kids were watching an unbelievably scary movie (much scarier than the stuff I watched at their age --- remember Dark Shadows? Barnabus was such a creepy wierdo !! but nothing compared to the movies that are out now.) Anyhow, I was thinking of some spooky places that might be fun to visit around Halloween. How about Salem, Mass.? or Sleepy Hollow, NY ? or our haunted little town of Jim Thorpe,Pa? Quite a few places around here claim to be haunted , including The Inn at Jim Thorpe, my husband, Dave's place of business. (He is the manager and one of the owners.) The Asa and Harry Packer Mansions also supposedly have ghostly happenings.

In addition to all the haunted buildings in town, there is a unique (ummmmm..... REALLY different) kind of shop in town. The Mauch Chunk General Emporium (they don't have a website, sorry.) There are two sides to this shop. The one side has all sorts of vintage reproduction ornaments and decorations (that's where I got all of these neat reproduction Halloween cards and decorations .) ..... then, on the other side of the shop there are all sorts of items for sale if you happen to be into Wiccan Witchcraft ---- hmmmmm ---- whatever ......

Anyhow ....... BOO !! (and pretend the scary music is still playing ....)

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

5 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Mary Anne,
We took our kids to Salem a few years ago. We were on our way to Vermont after having been in Boston. We thought it would be fun after all the educational history of Boston, and it was. They still talk about that trip, and have said that they would go back...but..never around Halloween~! Susan

Nan said...

How I love all your Halloween decorations - they're all very cute! Are scary things supposed to be cute? lol! What a fun trip that would be to visit all those places this time of year - eeeeeeek! Happy hauntings!!

Nan said...

P.S. I used to love Dark Shadows!! It came on after I got home from school, so I'd pretty much watch it every day. Sometimes, it really did scare the heck out of me! LOL! I bet if I watched it today, I'd think it was very silly.

Annie said...

I enjoy your blog, nice music!

: )

Kari & Kijsa said...

Cute Halloween decorations. We would definitely have to stay on the cute ornament side of the store!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa