Archive for October 2013

How an orange cat helped me write this post

I live with an orange cat, now, but it wasn’t always so. Last time for this blogapallooz-hour, Simon helped me write that post, too, ha ha. But this time, I  will tell you how he helped me after I lost my husband, Harry. Harry always said, “After I’m gone, you’ll get a cat. ” Actually,... Read more »

Halloween spirits walk among us

Halloween spirits walk among us
Orange pumpkins, black cats, skeletons, witches and ghosts, these are all symbols of Halloween. It has become one of our most popular holidays, spooky fun for all ages. Halloween  is also one of the oldest holidays. It’s a long story, out of the mists of time. This is the story,with some help from  History.com. Halloween’s origins date... Read more »

Halloween Thrift Shop Spree

Yes, I’m doing further research on the subject of a previous post.  In the meantime, please enjoy this post.   My best Halloween costumes have been found in thrift stores—and the best part is, well-chosen items can be worn again in the light of day. On this most permissive  and creative of holidays, you can carry... Read more »
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Peonies in October

Yes, I’m doing further research on the subject of my last post.  In the meantime, please enjoy this post.   October is the month for peonies. If you want those beautiful flowers in May, this is the time for planting, or moving, them. I wrote about peonies in another post, when they were blooming in the spring.... Read more »

Could a comet have caused the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?

Could a comet have caused the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?
Could a comet have caused the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?  For three days, October 8-10,  1871, Chicago was burning. It was a rain of fire and terror as the wood buildings burned to the ground. Ironically, the O’Leary house (Mrs. O’Leary of the famous cow and lantern theory) was left standing on DeKoven Street.... Read more »

What if they decided to shut down the sun?

What if they decided to shut down the sun?  The world as we know it would be over, over, over. Life could not exist. Forget fake political crises and debates about climate change–this would be real trouble. It would take  about 8 -1/2 minutes for the Earth’s day side to be plunged into darkness, time... Read more »
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