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BOO! Pardon Me, Have you seen my Head? The Headless Horseman is a mythical figure in English and American folklore since the Middle Ages. This entity is very similar to the headless reapers or demonic fairy known as Dullahan in Irish myth.The most commonly known examples of the Headless Horseman ...
10/27/2022
Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History behind the Legend From pagan fertility rituals to hallucinogenic herbs, the story of witches and brooms is a wild ride.The evil green-skinned witch flying on her magic broomstick may be a Halloween icon—and a well-worn stereotype. But the actual history beh...
10/20/2022
Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River’s Ghost Fleet Let’s start with the Chesapeake Bay’s Ghost Fleet on the Virginia side of the Bay.  Origins WWII ships, known as the concrete fleet. A few hundred feet from the beach at Kiptopeke State Park, nine concrete ships rest end-to-end, decaying under decade...
10/13/2022
Port Royal, Virginia: You may find Food, Ghost, Antiques  Believe it or not, this sleepy tiny town of Port Royal is one of my favorite places to go.  We go there at least once a month and love it.  My favorite is Horne’s restaurant and gift shop.  This 50’s themed diner has wonderful homemade foo...
10/06/2022
The Potato Bowl: Sweet Potato Vs Yams!Being raised by parents and grandparents from the Southern United States, we had Sweet Potato Pie especially starting in the fall and for holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). No one ever said we are having a Yam Pie.  Our table included sweet potato biscuit...
09/29/2022
Even Scarecrows Have a Family Tree!  Well, Well, Well, if it isn’t fall and it comes to my mind Fall decorations. The centerpiece is cornstalks, pumpkins, hay bales and the Fabulous Scarecrow (whether it is male or female). In my family we always had a garden, a tradition I carried on. In the gar...
09/22/2022
Fall Rolls In; Your Home Maintenance Check list  As the season begins to change, it's time to prep your home for falling leaves, cooler weather, and, eventually, winter storms. Tackling a few fall home maintenance tasks now can help ward off issues later in the season, so you can enjoy everything...
09/15/2022
Collards: A True Southern Delight with Pork of Course! Southerners love their greens.  A time-honored tradition in southern kitchens, greens have held an important place on the table for well over a century, and there is no other vegetable that is quite so unique to the region.  Greens are any so...
08/18/2022
No Chemicals: The Road Less Traveled! Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests, without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs, no chemicals required.There’s no greater joy for a gardener than a plot full of perfect-looking flowers or vegetables. The pr...
08/03/2022
Old McDonald had a Farm or was it a Farmette? A farmette is basically a smaller-scale farm — and is sometimes used interchangeably with “hobby farm.” It could be as small as an acre or it could be closer to 10 acres (though some definitions put the acreage significantly higher). So this can be ve...
07/28/2022
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.