Archive for November, 2006

Saint Joseph!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Bill heard on the radio that if you planted a statue of Saint Joseph in the yard of a house you were trying to sell it would sell in 9 days!
Bill and I are ready to sell 1150 Anthony Road. Actually, we have been for a while now. (Chris is enjoying it while we wait for the right person or people to come along.)

Off I went to the religious gifts store. There is one near Home Depot in Middletown.

As I entered, the proprietor asked me if she could help me. I asked if she had any St. Josephs statues. She didn’t miss a beat and said, “Are you selling your house?”

I was a bit mortified! But, well, she was right! So I tried not to seem too sheepish when I replied, “Yes.”

For $7.75 I got a St. Joseph Home Selling Kit. Which consists of a 4 inch cream colored figure of St. Joseph holding baby Jesus; a prayer card with the prayer and a bit of history; and an insert with instructions about where to burry it in your yard! It seems a bit of a sacrilege to me, but hey!

The proprietor told me the story of one lady that bought the “Home Selling Kit”. She buried St Joseph in her front yard, but she faced him toward the street. The people across the street were selling their house too, apparently. The house across the street sold right away! So she dug St. Joseph up and turned him to face her house. !

Now that we had our very own St. Joseph statue and home selling kit,we planned a ceremony for Sunday at 11 a.m. to bury St Joseph in our front yard.
We actually began on Saturday by cleansing the yard. We had some bushes and tree limbs that we had taken down last summer in a pile in the yard. Chris was fed up with them and began burning them in a fire pot in the yard. Bill and I got into the act and spent all day Saturday burning. We still had a bit left to burn on Sunday ( the day of our ‘event’) and got that done before the actual ceremony.

I wrote a special little speach and delivered it as Bill interned St. Joseph in our front yard.


Monday morning Chris called me at work. “What does it mean if St. Joseph is out of the ground?” she asked.

What indeed!

If anyone has any thoughts on that one, I’m all ears!

The pre-winter Storm

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Week end before Halloween we had quite the storm.
Chris got some video of the wind and waves.
I’m going to try to post one here on the site.
Hmmm no luck with the video.
Let’s try a photo.

I’m going to have to talk with my Blogger guru to see why I can’t get the video to work.

Spooks and Goblins

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Halloween has always been a fun holiday for me.
Stress about a costume, but then just fun once you get the costume going.
Last year was a humdinger. A few bucks and I was a passible Phantom of the Opera. I even had the CD playing during my shift at work. My boss is ‘way’ into Halloween costumes. Great fun.

But this year Anne loaned me her uniform. A no cost outfit! No cost to me…. Anne paid dearly with her time and devotion to the US of A. for which I thank her. And I thank her for the loan of her uniform!
Most of the reactions were,”Oh! my God!”
They were impressed with my application of camoflage. It was a good costume.

Bill got into the fun. When I arrived home he was hiding and jumped out with that mask on!