Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween - 2014


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Have a great Halloween

Some Halloween fun from Google Doodles

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One from Dan Piraro



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Mayor Thomas Michael Menino dies at age 71


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The Honorable Thomas Menino - (Dec 27, 1942 - October 30, 2014)


I had the opportunity to meet Mayor Menino at the 118th Boston Marathon
At the time he was undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Dana -Farber Cancer Institute, yet he was in attendance for the Marathon.

It was obvious how well liked the Mayor was. I was listening to the folks that would come up to talk with him.


The 118th Marathon was especially poignant in the aftermath of the 2013 bombing
This photos shows the storefront of Lenscrafters at 699 Boylston Street, still boarded up a year later.
many victims and first responders ran in the race.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Countdown - #ThrowbackThursday Edition


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Today's Reading - The Orb of Chatham

My cousins trick or treat in 1945

Halloween Party from #ThrowbackThursday
Cousin Terry looks great

Fortunately my niece was not mentally scarred after this Halloween

#Selfie on Halloween

Scene from the greatest Horror Movie every made
50 years old this year

Atomic Zombies rising from the waters of Stamford, CT
Horror of Party Beach won honors as one of the worst films of  the 1960s

Sister Emily ready for trick or treating



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Countdown - 2 days to go


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Read about the Hampton Beach Island Path Ghost


Master William K. Batchellor, son of Mr. Josiah and Mrs Ruth Batchellor who died (in consequence of a fall from a horse) August 4, 1811, the day which completed his 13 years.

What a sad 14th birthday this must have been
Gravestone located in New Ipswich, NH

Are UFO abductions real? I think I'm ready for that type of adventure


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Countdown - 3 days to go


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Read about Pine Hill Cemetery in Hollis, nicknamed "Blood Cemetery"

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One more item about something that really was scary, POLIO
Today marks the 100th birthday of Jonas Salk the researcher that brought the vaccine to the world.
When I was a kid this was the scariest thing that existed, since we knew kids (including one of my cousins) who would get it. We would see images of Iron Lungs and paralyzed kids on TV.

I was a "Polio Pioneer", one of the children in 1954-55 to participate in the first injections of the vaccine. I wish I had kept the card and pin they gave me.There are people who won't vaccinate their children, I'm glad my parents weren't of that mindset.

There are some horror stories about the vaccine though such as the Cutter Incident which show the importance of oversight of industries.

Now back to our regular programming for Halloween



Much is made of the tombstone at Blood Cemetery in Hollis with the finger pointed toward Heaven
New Ipswich has one of these too, wonder if  it downward at night

Assimilation

Classic design for a tombstone
The urn represents the body

Iron work at Center Cemetery

Winter day

New Ipswich, NH

Perhaps our most famous tombstone that I know of





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Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Countdown - 4 days to go


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Today's tidbit is a story about Shadow People

Some photos from Graveside Manor taken in 2012

Just hanging around

Boo

Smile


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Countdown - 6 days to go

Tathephobia the fear of being Buried Alive

As you pass by remember that you will die

#CemeterySaturday

Some light reading


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Countdown - 7 days to go

Today is good day to be thankful you don't have Cotard Delusion, or maybe you do?

Some light reading for this week


You don't want to meet this guy as you walk amid the graveyards of New Ipswich

Don't look too long into this window

Kimball Castle, Gilford, NH
Fallen into disrepair, it now for sale for a mere $799,000
It was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters

Kimball Castle may be run down, but offers a great view of  Lake Winnipesaukee
Location, location, location



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