Mrs. Frances MacKenmy, late of Virginia.
Welcome Mrs. MacKenny
F: Just call me Frannie, most folks do.
Me: Okay, so Frannie, tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from?
F: Why I was born right here in Virginia. Born, raised, married...and murdered. This plantation was one of the largest cotton producers in the 1850's, at the peak of production we had one hundred slaves. Pappa kept the cotton selling and made a handsome profit. Kept the family name blemish free, for the most part.
Me: Married and murdered? But you're flesh and blood - aren't you?
F: Goodness no. I was married on a beautiful June day in 1859 to Robert MacKenny. It wasn't a match of my choosing, but I did as my father bid me. Wed the cad and on our wedding night he and the harlot he married after my death poisoned me. Imagine if you will feeling your life ebbing away as you watch your younger sister and your husband embracing. I was rather angered by it. When I woke, I was here, in this place, …
Trippin’ – by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
ever been between homes? Not just for a day or two, but for weeks on
end? It’s a weird feeling. When I moved halfway round the world, a
few years ago, I lived in a motel for a month while I house hunted.
For that period, I didn’t actually have a home and it was strangely
uplifting. I could live anywhere I chose, within reason. I could
reinvent myself, start a brand new life. The possibilities felt
endless, and for the first time in my life I could understand why
some people become drifters.
of Road Trippin’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers sum up this mood: Road
trippin' with my two favorite alliesFully
loaded we got snacks and suppliesIt's
time to leave this townIt's
time to steal awayLet's
go get lost And
the video is perfect! http://youtu.be/11GYvfYjyV0
Crash Into Love,
Cass is living in a beachside cottage while she makes decisions about
her future. Meeting the sexy – and much younger – Jonah, wasn’t
In today's world Halloween is often a time to dress up and go door to door looking for treats. Its sort of a time which over the years has become commercialized...and honestly that isn't my favorite part of the holiday.
No, I love Halloween for the meaning behind it...for the celebrations of life, of the harvest...for the myths and the legends, for the chance to be someone else for a few hours. Its the ultimate expression of a false face created ages and ages ago for a specific reason. When masks and costumes were designed to ward off the evil spirits which rose from the grave.
Regardless of its origins (and yes there is controversy about that) Halloween is a great time to celebrate family. To gather to carve pumpkins, and make treats (not so much anymore), to play pranks on others, and to really just experience life and joy. For me, Halloween is a time when the paranormal is more readily accepted...when ghosts and goblins roam about with the living and it will always have a…