It’s Halloween, and that means you might catch a glimpse of the silent spectre of death lurking about…The Grim Reaper is just one of the terrors awaiting in the shadows.
Why do we celebrate such a ghoulish holiday?
“Halloween has origins in the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sau-an), which is dervied from Old Irish and meaning “summer’s end”.”
A similar celebration held by ancient Britons was known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced kalan-geyf). The festival of Samhain celebrated the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”. It is sometimes regarded as the Celtic New Year.”
No matter how or even if you celebrate Halloween, it would seem that the world has a fascination with all things scary, be it death, dark, or life itself.
A few death-ly links:
The Death Clock (When am I going to die?)
Find A Grave
Ghost Towns and History of the American West
Haunted Places Directory
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Happy Birthday, Captain America!
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From Morung Express:
“Peter Fonda, who played “Captain America” in the 1969 counterculture film “Easy Rider,” posed atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on the one he rode in the film, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Glendale, Calif. Fonda was promoting the recent release of the film on Blu-ray disk, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the film.”
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Re-printed from the Daily Astorian’s Coast Weekend website:
“Cape Disappointment State Park and the Columbia River Maritime Museum will celebrate “Graveyard of the Pacific” Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, at locations throughout the Columbia-Pacific area. Activities include a sea shanty camp, maritime programs, maritime music, ranger talks and exhibits”
‘Graveyard of the Pacific’
Sea Shanty Camp of the Pacific
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
An Evening of Maritime Music
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
Both at Fort Columbia State Park, U.S. Highway 101, Chinook Wash.
” The Archaeology of Shipwrecks”
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria
Free for museum members and free with paid admission for nonmembers
Bill Hanable Author Appearance
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Cape Disappointment State Park, Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, Wash.
Center admission $5 adults, $2.50 ages 7 to 17 and free for ages 6 and younger
A link to the Coast Weekend article
Sunday, October 25th is Wonder Woman Day!
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Events in Portland, Oregon at Excalibur Comics and Flemington, New Jersey (Comic Fusion) celebrate the popular DC Comics character and raise money to benefit domestic violence shelters. More than $69,000 has been raised so far.
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