Daily Archives: 10/02/2017

Journey with Friends – Week 39 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, September 24, 2017 –  Back to world of the living. What an awesome vacation in Australia. We had so much fun and there is so much to share. What an absolutely beautiful place. But today – today we unpack and wash a gazillion clothes to get ready for work tomorrow. Joybells!  Miles Moved: to 1.27

Monday, September 25, 2017 –   Back to work today for a half day. This afternoon I go to my regular doctor to get medical clearance for my upcoming surgery. Afterwards, I will drop everything off at the surgeons office. Miles Moved: 2.19

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 –   Everything is set to go. My doctors visit went well and my regular doctor gave me her blessing. One less thing I have to worry about it. Miles Moved: 1.38

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 –  I feel like me and Jim are trying to come down with something. We got our flu shots Monday. However we were on the plane stuck for a long time with other people who were sneezing and coughing. I can’t get sick!   Miles Moved: 1.56

Thursday, September 28, 2017 –  Okay. I’m sick. Shaking my head. It was bound to happen. Yuck. Running nose, sneezing etc.  Of course some of it could be jet lag still. Miles Moved: 1.32

Friday, September 29, 2017 –  I decided to be nice to myself today and take a sick leave day. I stayed in bed for what seemed like all day sleeping. I really needed it. Miles Moved: -0-

Saturday, September 30, 2017 –  I feel better today. But no Jim is sick. Shaking my head. We are so taking this weekend to sleep and get better. Miles Moved: -0-

Thoughts for the week:  A little over a month is the surgery day – November 8.  I have to feel better and hit the treadmill hard in this month of October  I got this… I think

This week walked: 7.72

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  473.86

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


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Boo! Cemeteries

Today we are going to highlight some famous and eerie cemeteries.  Are you brave enough to enter my cemetery of the famous dead? I’ve wandered throughout the internet and done a lot of research to bring you some intriguing places of final rest… or is it?  I hope that you find them interesting.   Let’s take a little stroll amidst the stones shall we.


St. Louis Cemetery #1

When I think of scary and mysterious cemeteries, my first thoughts have to go towards New Orleans.  St. Louis Cemetery #1 opened in 1789 and there are over 100,000 residents.  With that much of a crowd, you know some have to be a little unhappy with their final resting place.  I know I would be.  The most famous tenant here is Marie Laveau.  Marie Laveau was a famous voodoo priestess.  People visit her grave site often and mark three “X’s” on her grave.  People that do so believe that by marking the three “X’s”, Marie Laveau will grant them their wish.

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery and Resurrection Cemetery

The next that came to mind were two different cemeteries in the Chicago area.  The first one is Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery.  I’ve heard about this place a lot over the years.  I’ve seen specials on television and mommy has read me different chilling facts in books.  Not only does this cemetery have a history of unexplained lights and ghosts, it has an entire house that mysteriously appears and disappears.  Many people that have seen the house describe it as a white farmhouse with pillars and a swing.  The other cemetery was Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago.  This story sends chills up and down my spine every time I see it on television.  It starts off with a beautiful girl who was walking home from a dance one late night.  She was hit by a car and killed and has been looking for a ride home every since.  I saw a story one night where a man picked up this lady at a dance.  They danced into the late hours and he admitted that she felt cold to the touch.  Upon taking her home after the dance, she asked him to stop in front of the cemetery.  She got out and disappeared into the air.

Howard Street Cemetery

And how can we forget the most eerie of places in Salem, Massachusetts at Howard Street Cemetery.  With all of the witch hunts that took place here, this has got to be one of the most haunted places in the United States.  Just think of all of the innocent people that were slowly tortured and burned at the stake for the public believing they were witches.  How many of those spirits still walk around wanting people to know that they were innocent but forever labeled a witch.  Talk about your unfinished business in setting things straight.  This reminds me of a story that mom told me about a guy named Giles Corey.  He was officially the only person to die by torture during these Witch Trials.  He wouldn’t say that he was a witch so the sheriff of the time made him lay down in the middle of his field.  The sheriff then had a board placed across his chest and slowly added stones on top of the board.  Eventually two days later, Corey was crushed to death in a slow and agonizing way.


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