Friday, July 27, 2012

Little Black Dress

Although I love flowers, frills and romance, I am always intrigued by the macabre.  Every once in a while, I trade my pink dress for a black one.   I love fall, when all the colors turn, and the trees turn creepy, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I hope to live in an old “haunted looking” Victorian house one day.  I was at a parade this weekend, and I saw the coolest old horse drawn hearse.  If I weren’t getting cremated, I would totally want to ride in one of those to my burial.  There is a city in Kansas where some of my relatives lived at one point, called Atchison.  It is supposedly the most haunted city in America.  They have haunted trolley tours that look so fun, and they even have a haunted tea party.  I tell you what, one day I am going to drive thirteen hours and spend the night in Atchison, and do all the haunted activities just for the chills and tummy butterflies.  I’m so excited to see where my relatives used to live, and check out all the cool old houses there.  Have any of you ever been to Atchison?  Do you have any real life ghost stories?  Please share in the comments.

This is the cool hearse I saw in the parade.

Gargoyle House in Atchison, KS.

The Haunted Trolley Tour

The Haunted Tea Room

My Great Grandparents who resided in Atchison

My Great-Great Grandparents who resided in Atchison

1 comment:

  1. I've always had that certain duality to myself as well. While, for the most part, I tend to surround myself in a sea of soft, feminine hues, lace, cute fabrics and tons of flowers, there are times when my "inner goth" (as I like to call her) just needs to come out and I head straight for the most raven black garment and darkest lipstick in my wardrobe.

    Thank you very much for all of your wonderful blog comments today, sweet Lisa, I really appreciate them and hope that your week is off to a stellar start!

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very, very much for noticing that typo and broken link at the bottom of the email version of my posts. I was not aware of it and will ask Tony (who oversees the email delivery side of CV) to fix it as soon as he gets home from fishing today.