I’d forgotten that today was Housekeepers day at the acres.
Dog warned me when she showed up. He usually does,but this time I was especially happy he did so.
We’ve had a series of thunderstorms in the neighborhood last evening and continuing into today. Those storms were strong enough to remove about eighty percent of the walnuts and an equal amount of the leaves from the trees around the house..
By the early warning, as Housekeeper drove in, I was able to meet her and warn her about the traitorous footing coming into the house. It didn’t do much good. She still managed to turn her ankle.
I had a series of stories I was going to post, but I’d forgotten it was Halloween and then published one of them (it was fiction, really. Remember that.)
I got to wondering, if I’d already done my Halloween thing, what was I going to do. I looked about for inspiration and realized there are other activities other than my active mind in the world.So, forthwith, as follows, this from the Wichita Eagle Beacon – with a caveat.
Windwagon Smith is a generic name for the Grand Marshal of the annual River Festival in Wichita. He occupies the position for a year as peter the greeter and welcommer of all things touristy and happenings of the city.
Local celebs take thrift store Halloween costume challenge
Not often does the public get to see the first lady of Wichita State basketball drip, drip, dripping blood from her rotted out teeth.
It’s also rare to catch Admiral Windwagon Smith looking like an undead SpongeBob SquarePants – or the dignified publisher of The Wichita Eagle tangled up in a funnel of tulle and dismembered shark bits – the star of her very own “Sharknado.”
This year – just for fun – the Wichita Eagle decided to sponsor a local celebrity costume contest. We offered several well-known Wichitans $30 to spend in local thrift stores and asked them to put together costumes consisting mostly of the inexpensive items they scrounged up.
Some had the common sense to say “no” to our offer.
Click through for a series of pictures of what they did with thirty dollars at the local thrift store.
From the reaches,