Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Glazed Roast Turkey
Oyster Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Candied Yams
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Macaroni and (Sharp Cheddar) Cheese
Biscuit Dumplings
Cole Slaw
Pumpkin Pie w/real whipped cream
Dinner Rolls w/real butter


Death Crowns in Appalachian Folklore

My great-grandmother believed natural patterns left by feathers on the inside of a pillow ticking told if someone (dead or living) had been cursed. The ticking could then be used to remove the curse and reverse it. 

 Death Crowns: From AppalachianTalk.org
"The crowns were often discovered when a family member would lie down on their dead loved one’s pillow and notice an uncomfortable knot. Unable to smooth out the lumpy knot, they would open the pillow to fix the issue at which point they would discover the mysterious and unexplained form of a crown inside. The crowns would shape in a very tight, neat bundle with the quills pointing to the center of the crown."

Salvador Dali Tarot Card Deck

Re-issue of deck (boxed with a companion book) is coming in November.

From Open Culture


Farmhouse: Painting The Garden Shed

I'm getting a paint pen to finish the petals, but the sunflower is on, and filled in. Real sunflowers will grow against this shed next year, so it doesn't get a stem. Might paint a pitchfork and shovel in black and white polka dot to hang by the door.