Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Many years ago I dressed up as a pirate for Halloween. Yes, this is what I wore to work that day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The three witches

"Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble."  (from Shakespeare's Macbeth)

No, this isn't witches brew but some could say it is a magic potion.  It's chicken soup cooked over an open fire at the Hay Creek Apple Festival in Morgantown, PA.   Chicken soup - good for the soul, good for what ails you.

We bought some of the soup to take home and it was delicious.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A good witch?

A new take on an old hat.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Painted pumpkins

A selection of pumpkins from the Hay Creek Apple Festival, Joanna Furnace, Morgantown, PA.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Painting pumpkins

These kids were painting pumpkins at the Hay Creek Apple Festival at Joanna Furnace, Morgantown, PA.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tis the season . . .

 . . . to carve pumpkins.  We opted not to carve one this year but decorated one, just the same.

Monday, October 20, 2008

When the world was young . . .

Note the 3-volume encyclopedia from the 1860's.   How many volumes does it take to contain the world of knowledge today?  The last set of encyclopedias I had growing up must have had close to 30 volumes and was purchased from a door-to-door salesman.  When was the last time you saw one of those?  Fuller Brush anyone?  Avon calling?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oh, deer . . .

Gotta love flea markets in the country.  You never know what you'll find.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Old time manufacturing

This is how brooms were made before mass production.  With the economy in a slump, maybe we'll be heading back to this way of doing things.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A barrel of laughs . . .

I never rode in a ride like this as a kid but they seem to be popular at country fairs.

Some kids never grow up.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Johnny Appleseed

An apple festival just wouldn't be complete without Johnny Appleseed.  Not sure what he had in his bag but I never saw him take his hand out of it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sign for the times . . .

With the economy in turmoil, more people may return to hunting for their food.  Squirrel, anyone?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008