Nearing the End of September

My September Countdown to Halloween is about to give way to October’s countdown.

As most of us are thinking  about snacks and goodies for our Halloween tables and treat bags, I would like to tell  you about a lady who served the family she was working for a sweet treat of Peaches and Ice Cream.

It made them deathly ill.

Actually the food itself was fine until the cook handled it.

Her name was Mary Mallon, but you may know her by another name:

Typhoid Mary.


Horror! Daily!

If you love writing about Halloween and Autumn as much as I do, you might want to sign up for the Horrordailies 2020 too.

Here’s the info from their page:

( Horrordailies) is a commmunity blogging project where all participants commit to writing and sharing horror-related topics on their blogs every day. Participants can write about horror-related topics, post reviews of horror movies, classic horror movie posters, post original horror fiction, and more.

If you want to join us, all you need is a blog — hosted on your own domain or by sites such as WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal or Tumblr — and the time and desire to post something horror or Halloween related to our site regularly throughout the month.

As a participant, you can write or post your own photos/audio/video about whatever you like on your existing website, then post the link here on the Horrordailies portal. The newest entries display first.

Horrordailies is one of several monthly blogging projects hosted by Holidailies.

Here is the LINK     

The navigation bar on the left at the Horrordailies page has register link as well as other info.

I hope to see you there!

33 Days and Counting

I have three favorite authors… Stephen King, Charles Dickens and M.R. James.

I read a lot of James and Dickens during the Fall and Winter, but movies are fun too.

In case you’re in the mood to check out some visual treats,  here is a link to movies inspired by the works of M.R. James ( Go Here ). King and Dickens are standard Halloween/ all season fare so I will leave you to explore their stuff on your own.



Fandango’s Friday Flashback —Have You Heard The One About Anita Marie?

Fandango’s Friday Flashback —September 25th

First published September 25, 2017

Halloween is a little more then a month away so I have officially lost my mind and I have been busy decking my halls for the season.

So here is a family joke that reflects on my boundless enthusiasm.

Because my idea of taking down Halloween decorations is to turn anything pumpkin related with a face carved into it towards the wall and I will make my skeleton and gargoyle collections look seasonal by sticking them next to indoor plants

someone once asked my Mom:

” How do you know when it’s Halloween at Anita Marie’s house? “

And my Mom said, ” I don’ t know,  how do you know when it’s Halloween at Anita Marie’s house? ” thinking she was helping deliver a punch line.

” No. Really. How do you know?”

My Mom thought about it. ” Well. It’s pretty much always Halloween wherever Marie goes.”

My Mom.

Knowing her daughter better then anyone since 1964


Mystifying Mints and Skull Erasers

RDP Friday – Eerie

Sometimes I go out and look for eerie things- you know, things like eerie people who laugh and growl when they think nobody is looking or abandoned houses with Christmas lights still strung around the living room window even though there isn’t a window to speak of and no one has lived in the house for dozens of years and sometimes those eerie things find me.

And sometimes a few words will jingle around in my head and take on a life of their own.

Yesterday I bought some mints that came in a tin that looks like a Ouija board and I set them down next to my skull erasers and the lightbulb popped on.

Here they are, posed for your amusement and Halloween musings-

Mystifying Mints and Skull Erasers.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso