Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Not Friday the 13th, Is It?

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to show you where we all stayed for our Cousin's Reunion - The Desoto State Park! It's a lovely area deep in the woods. All of my cousins stayed at the little motel but Mr. Precious, Mother and I stayed in this chalet way down deep in the forrest.

I'll get to the title of my post a little later on...

Inside the little cabin was charming. Lots of windows looking out into the woods.
Don't you love this home made chair?
If it had been a cooler time of the year, we could have lit the big ole fireplace.
The little kitchen was all set up with dishes, pots and pans, everything you'd need to cook a meal. But let me tell you, Dear Ones, I didn't come to cook! I should have at least put a tablescape together ~ but I didn't. :(
As you can see, there was a bedroom downstairs and Mother slept there. Mr. Precious and I slept in the little sleeping loft. See the window in the slanted ceiling? It was right over my bed so I could see the stars at night!
Guess what? We even had a little screened in porch! I almost felt like our Dear Susan!
A screened in porch with rocking chairs!
The little chalet was right out in the woods. There were other ones too, but far away from each other - lots of privacy and beautiful views.
Here's a picture of the falls. Gorgeousness!
Now as I took pictures of nature and the lovely falls, my dear cousin commenced to tell me a scary story about a little old lady of Cherokee Indian descent, who lived to be about 108 years old. Seems she lived near these falls in a little old house. My cousin said she remembered the little old lady and everyone called her "Granny Dollar". She had never married. After she died thieves broke into her little house, killed her faithful dog and stole all of her money. She had been saving her little money to buy her tombstone.
Does this remind you of anything? Is someone going to pop out of that water and pull us under? Oh, don't think about it, Dear Ones! This is not Friday the 13th...I'm not afraid of ghosts...I'm's only a movie!

Granny Dollar was buried without any kind of a marker. Then all of a sudden many folks were seeing a ghost of an old lady walking near these falls with a dog! So many sightings were reported that a collection was taken up to buy her a tombstone. They just knew it was the ghost of Granny Dollar and her dog! After the marker was erected the sightings grew fewer and fewer. But my cousin said people continue to see a phantom black dog running around these falls!
Why, oh why did my cousin tell me this story? In the daylight, this place was gorgeous but when the sun went down it was as black as pitch and very scary! Everyone else was at the motel with outside lights and neighbors right next door. But not us! No sirree!! See that deer? We stopped the car to take her picture and she would not smile! No no Nannette! She would not! She was so scared! She just kept saying..."you're all doomed...
you're all doomed... you're all doomed!" Just like the old guy in the movie "Friday the 13th"! See how the above setting from the movie looks like the area we stayed? Even had a picnic table!
Well, Dear Scared Ones, you know all was well or I wouldn't be telling you this story! But at night it took a little while for me to go to sleep, it was a little creepy! I thought I saw Jason with his mask on walking through the woods behind our chalet! Naw, I was just fooling you!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


In the cool of the evening
When ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,

I call you up and ask you
If you want to go and meet and see a movie,

First you say no,
You've got some plans for the night,

And then you stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy
With a spooky little girl like you.

You always keep me guessin',
I never seem to know what you are thinkin'.

And if a fella looks at you,
It's for sure your little eye will be a-winkin'.

I get confused,
'cause I don't know where I stand,

And then you smile, and hold my hand.
Love is kinda crazy
With a spooky little girl like you.


If you decide someday
To stop this little game that you are playin',

I'm gonna tell you all
What my heart's been a-dyin' to be sayin'.

Just like a ghost,
You've been a-hauntin' my dreams,

So I'll propose... on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy
With a spooky little girl like you.

Oh-whoa, all right,
I said Spooky!
~sung by the Classics IV