Sunday, October 31, 2010


The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind. His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance.... the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
—Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

COUSIN "IT" (Shawnie)
Yesterday we had some Halloween characters at our house.   Cousin "IT" (who is my grandson Shawn and our very own Rock Star, my husband, Dave!   

Punked out "ROCK STAR" (Dave)


Veronica Lee said...

Happy Halloween!

Have a wonderful weekend!

EmptyNester said...

LOVE that story!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

LOL @ Cousin It! Too cute....Your hubby totally looks like a rock star! Loves it!

Dave Moody said...

Blonde hair does nothing for me. Shawn on the other hand is a cute little bugger! ha ha

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Both Shawnie & Dave look adorable.
Love the part about the legend of Sleepy Hallow, that story always creeps me out.
Gonna be late with my M4 post, got a wicked headache... and going to sleep now. I'll do it first thing in the a.m. ~ Sorry.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Happy Halloween {a few days late}!!

Look at those characters-I LOVE IT xD

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