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Boo! Bells and Coffins

Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins?  I didn’t either until I stated doing some research.  You’ll never believe what those little bells were for.  Evil snort.  People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates.  Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family.  Medical procedures were nothing like they are today.  Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that!  Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave.  The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead.  They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up.  It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?

 
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Posted by on 10/05/2017 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Elf Name – Let’s Play a Game Shall We?

What is your Elf Name my friends?  I’ve seen this game circulating on mom’s Facebook page and had to play too.  Why do humans and elves get all of the fun – snorts.  So let’s play shall we.  I’ll go first.

My Elf Name would be:  Sparkle Snowflake

Mom’s Elf Name would be: Fuzzy Fluffernut

Dad’s Elf name would be: Fuzzy Sleigh Bells

Houdini’s Elf Name would be: Lollipop VanJingles

Hemi’s Elf Name would be:  Lollipop McSparkles

These people really know us!  What would your Elf Name be?  Please share.

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31 Days of Spooks – Coffins

Hello my friends.  I’m so glad to see that you are staying with me during my 31 Days of Spook.  Hasn’t it been fun?  Scary?  Are you second guessing the bumps you hear in the middle of the night?  Today, I want to talk about something that I learned about coffins.  It’s an interesting tale of a time back when.

Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins?  I didn’t either until I stated doing some research.  You’ll never believe what those little bells were for.  Evil snort.  People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates.  Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family.  Medical procedures were nothing like they are today.  Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that!  Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave.  The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead.  They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up.  It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?

 

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Elf Name – Let’s Play a Game Shall We?

What is your Elf Name my friends?  I’ve seen this game circulating on mom’s Facebook page and had to play too.  Why do humans and elves get all of the fun – snorts.  So let’s play shall we.  I’ll go first.

My Elf Name would be:  Sparkle Snowflake

Mom’s Elf Name would be: Fuzzy Fluffernut

Dad’s Elf name would be: Fuzzy Sleigh Bells

Houdini’s Elf Name would be: Lollipop VanJingles

Mouse Girl’s Elf Name would be:  Jolly Candy Cane

Hemi’s Elf Name would be:  Lollipop McSparkles

These people really know us!  What would your Elf Name be?  Please share.

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Elf Name – Let’s Play a Game Shall We?

What is your Elf Name my friends?  I’ve seen this game circulating on mom’s Facebook page and had to play too.  Why do humans and elves get all of the fun – snorts.  So let’s play shall we.  I’ll go first.

My Elf Name would be:  Sparkle Snowflake

Mom’s Elf Name would be: Fuzzy Fluffernut

Dad’s Elf name would be: Fuzzy Sleigh Bells

Houdini’s Elf Name would be: Lollipop VanJingles

Mouse Girl’s Elf Name would be:  Jolly Candy Cane

Hemi’s Elf Name would be:  Lollipop McSparkles

These people really know us!  What would your Elf Name be?  Please share.

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I Can’t Breathe

Let the Games Begin!

This is one of my mom’s all time favorite commercials.  Here we are getting into the Christmas spirit.  Will it come out this year to play?  Will the bells ring?  Snorts – don’t you just love this?

AND UPDATE – we *thought* this was mom’s favorite commercial until we saw the newest edition.  Oh my pig!  I thought we were going to have to peel mom off of the ceiling.  She was jumping and laughing so hard asking daddy why HE didn’t try out for this years taping.  Oh my friends – help me – snorts

 

 
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Posted by on 11/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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I Can’t Breathe

I have to give three hooves up to K-Mart.  (I would give four hooves but I would tumble over – snorts).  On 11/18/2013, they came out with the *best* commercial that I’ve ever seen in my entire two years.  (Hey, two years is a long time in pig years my friends).

I like this commercial for several reasons.  First, there are Christmas bells.  Who doesn’t like Christmas jingles?  Second, it advertises Joe Boxer and he’s a cool dude.  Dad knows him well – snorts.  Third, this commercial makes my mommy laugh so hard that her entire body shakes.  Yep, SHAKES like Jell-O.  Therefore when something makes my mommy happy, I’m ecstatic my friends.  Am I right my fellow anipals?

Have you seen this commercial?  It has blossomed up some controversy over the internet.  To those people I gotta say lighten up a bit.  With as much drama as we have in the news these days, we need something to make us laugh a bit.  What do you think my friends?  Hooves up or down?

 

 

 
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Posted by on 11/21/2013 in Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Day 22

Hello my friends.  I’m so glad to see that you are staying with me during my 31 Days of Spook.  Hasn’t it been fun?  Scary?  Are you second guessing the bumps you hear in the middle of the night?  Today, I want to talk about something that I learned about coffins.  It’s an interesting tale of a time back when.

Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins?  I didn’t either until I stated doing some research.  You’ll never believe what those little bells were for.  Evil snort.  People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates.  Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family.  Medical procedures were nothing like they are today.  Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that!  Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave.  The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead.  They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up.  It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?

 
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Posted by on 10/22/2013 in Bacon

 

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