Oh, lookie at the scary dead dead doggie...
What? The scary dead doggie is coming back to life!!
Now, don't you think I'm so cute? My Mommy tells me I'm so beautiful. I really am beautiful. I've just come from Ms. Becky's, my groomer, and got my gorgeous locks of hair cut!
Boo!! Did I scare ya?
Okay, then, look at this picture of me. Mommy says this picture is soooo pretty and I just look like an angel. But I said, "Mommy, I want to look scary! I even have on my Halloween bandanna!"
Now I would like to tell you a story that my grandfather told and said it was a true story. My grandfather was born in the late 1800's and passed away when I was three, so I don't remember much about him. But my Daddy told me this story many times and now I would like to tell you...
Many years ago, when people traveled (by horse and buggy) there were no motels or even hotels in every town where they could spend the night. It was customary in the deep south to knock on some one's door and ask to stay with them for the night.
That was the case in our story. A man had traveled so long and hard but failed to reach his destination and it was getting dark. He was too tired to go on. He saw a house with the lights (lanterns) burning, knocked on the door and asked if they had a room where he could spend the night? "Of course!", the man who opened the door said. "First room on the right at the top of the stairs."
The weary traveler looked around at all the folks in the parlor and saw quite a few evil looking men playing cards and drinking. He was just so grateful to have a place to rest so he hurried up the stairs to his room.
Now not many places had electric lights at this time, so candles and kerosene lanterns were used. Our traveler was too tired to care if he lit the lantern and so proceeded to get ready for bed. He took off his boots and socks and walked up to the bed. He was walking in something, he felt it, he was sticky! He took out a match, lit it and saw it was BLOOD he'd been stepping in! He followed the trail of blood under the bed and saw the body of a man! He was so terrified!
He knew he would be the next victim of these evil men! They had probably killed this poor guy and took his money!! He thought quickly what to do. He put his socks and boots back on and then he dragged the body out from under the bed and placed the poor fellow on his side, covered him back up and just waited.
Hours had gone by. He was so sleepy, but he couldn't allow himself to doze off! He stayed close against the wall so when the door opened it would hide him from their view.
Sure enough, hours had passed and he heard footsteps creeping up the stairs! He held his breath, so afraid! The mob of men crept into the room and tiptoed over to the bed. They all had knives in their hands - he could see an occasional glimpse of metal. Suddenly they all began stabbing the poor dead fellow! Our traveler escaped from behind the door where he was hiding, ran down the stairs and hopped upon his horse and he was out of there. He lived to tell this tale.
Ya Ha Ha!! Are you scared yet?
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~