They say that shadows of deceased ghosts

 Poem By: Joshua Sylvester

They say that shadows of deceased ghosts
Do haunt the houses and the graves about,
Of such whose life’s lamp went untimely out,
Delighting still in their forsaken hosts:
So, in the place where cruel Love doth shoot
The fatal shaft that slew my love’s delight,
I stalk, and walk, and wander day and night,
Even like a ghost with unperceived foot.
But those light ghosts are happier far than I,
For, at their pleasure, they can come and go
Unto the place that hides their treasure so,
And see the name with their fantastic eye:
Where I, alas, dare not approach the cruel
Proud moment that doth enclose my jewel.

The Witch’s House

The Haunted House

The House of the Dead

Halloween Windows

We are 11 days away from Halloween and in the midst of fun I guess we can do a little learning-I’ve been thinking about Undertakers-Undertaker is actually a euphemism which refers to the person in charge of (i.e., someone who undertakes the responsibility for) the body and burial service. 

Now days if you Google “undertaker” you get pages and pages of a Wrestler.

Trick or treat.

“Office of Butterworth & Sons, Undertakers,” from brochure Seattle and the Orient (1900). The Butterworth firm (1892–1997) was, at that time, located at 1426–1428 Third Avenue. It soon relocated to a new building at 1921 First Avenue.

Smith Brothers Funeral Home
EST 1895
Hampton VA

Sweeney Funeral Home-
Letty Sweeney
Nashville TN.

View of N. Gray and Company’s, Undertakers, Sacramento Street, Corner of Webb Street I. W. Taber1880