Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.
This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight Halloween. What did you do for Halloween as a child? Did you trick or treat door to door, go to a Halloween festival or did you stay at home? This month let’s share what we did and show pictures – costumes, movies, whatever your favorite Halloween captured.
We want to hear ALL about it. Share it with us on Bacon’s Show and Tell scheduled for Friday, October 30th. Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you here my friends – oinks.
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Hello my blogville friends. Today I have a special treat just for you. I met new some friends at Okefenokee – special hello’s to Steve, Jo and their black cat Tequila. They gave me special permission to use their stories and pictures from the Okefenokee Pastimes Inc. – just in time for my 31 days of Spook. Be prepared to be spooked, frightened and perhaps even sleep with a nightlight on tonight. I know I have mine plugged in already 🙂 And Steve, Jo and Tequila – thank you so much from the bottom of this little pigs heart. Friends, hold someone tight – these are true stories from not too far from the Hotel Thompson.
A HEADLESS GHOST
An Okefenokee area ghost tradition, this one dating to the 1930s, owes its existence to the railroad. A man fishing along the tracks at Henson Creek, near Manor, fell asleep one night with the rails as his pillow. A train appeared, sounding its whistle frantically, but there was no response. Steel wheels kept on rolling, and the fisher person was high landered.
Now for a twist. The legend is that the body can be seen walking the rails at night swinging a phantom lantern in search of its head. Kevin Dial claims that his grandfather went in search of the “shade” one night. Sure enough, it approached, solid white and six feet tall, walking directly toward Gramps, who fired a futile shot before fleeing.
GHOST SPIRIT SIGHTINGS
A log cabin on Okefenokee’s East Side by an area called Camp Cornelia on Trail Ridge is where this haunting took place in the early 1990′s. A former Refuge volunteer, who resided in the cabin, reported strange visitations of Spirits. The Spirits were Native American Indians in full regalia. These spirits were not aware of the walls and boundaries of the cabin, but seemed attached to the land the cabin was on. They seemingly went about their daily tribal existence without concern.
SPECTRES OF THE SWAMP SIGHTING
This one was reported in January 1998 on Trail Ridge, the ancient geological feature which makes up the eastern boundary of the swamp. A traveler on vacation and hiking near the boardwalk area was surprised by the sound of drums in the distant piney woods. Native American spectres carrying objects and walking swiftly in a single file line were sighted off in the distance heading south on the ridge. The vacationer did not linger long to watch the procession. He reported no sense of hostility, but felt uneasy as if he was seeing something he should not be observing.
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Okay Friends – Here We Go!
My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward. We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do. Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money. Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.
This month mom didn’t buy anyone’s meal at all. She didn’t buy any toys for anyone She didn’t even send out any anonymous gifts. So you are probably asking yourself what did she do. I’m proud to tell you that she listened. She made it a point to visit several elderly people that she knows throughout the month and sat with them just listening. Listening to their childhood stories. Listening to their dreams. Listening to what they did for a living. Listening to war stories. Are you asking how this is a Pay it Forward? There are so many people out there that either don’t live close to their family or their family has a family and they don’t visit often enough with all of the day to day errands. Sometimes the best way to pay something forward is listening to stories of the past. Can you imagine how mom’s friends felt after she visited listening to them? How they laughed and got to remember happy times and adventures. When was the last time that you just listened?
My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet. You can get it here. You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month. That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.
AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information. Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Next meet up will be November 4, 2015 – mark your calendars!
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