Random Five Friday

End of the week, end of the month. A couple of my randoms this week have a Halloween feel, even though it’s never been one of my favorite holidays.

 1.) For those of you new to the blog, the following link is one that I share every Halloween. My son, Marshall, was an interpreter at Bacon’s Castle for ten years. During that time, in 2007, our local PBS station filmed a segment of their series “Halloween Haunts” at the Castle. Marshall was honored to be asked to play a role in the film.

2.) Speaking of Marshall, he texted me earlier this week to tell me that he’d pulled out the DVD of “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure” and had enjoyed watching it again. It first aired in 1985, which prompted his question: what was his costume that Halloween? “Old” family photos came to the rescue. (And old is in quotation marks, because the word old cannot possibly be used to describe anything pertaining to my child.) Marshall was a scarecrow that year, in a hat that most likely came from the thrift shop, probably one of my old shirts and brown yarn “straw”. Wish I knew what that was on his collar…

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3.) Daylight Savings Time comes to an end tomorrow evening: time to “fall back”. I’m always reminded of church members years ago who would forget to adjust their clocks. In the spring, they’d arrive in time for the worship service, thinking they were coming for Sunday School. And in the fall, there would be some who would be there when we arrived for Sunday School, having already been there for an hour.  (My mom and I may have experienced that a time or two when we were the ones who forgot to reset our clocks…)

4.) Three of my friends and I have a girls’ day planned for tomorrow: Farmer’s Market, shopping and lunch. The forecast calls for rain, but I’m betting we’ll still have fun.

5.)  Yesterday morning, as I was driving out of our neighborhood, I had to make a u-turn to go back for this shot.

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Happy Weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~



15 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Have some random fun today – it’s Friday AND Halloween – two reasons to enjoy the day.


  2. Happy Friday and Happy Hallo-wheek!


  3. Aww – he was the cutest Scarecrow! I loved that shot that you turned around for – so beautiful and soft.

    Happy Halloween – have a blast tomorrow! 🙂 MJ

  4. That U-turn was certainly worth it, Dianna. The photo is beautiful! Thanks for the link to the legends behind Bacon’s Castle, very cool. Have fun with the girls! Boo!

  5. Love the memory lane, but especially your U-turn. I’d have U-turned too. I’ve always thought that the rays look like God’s fingers holding us. “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”

  6. Happy Halloween and Happy Friday! Very cute scarecrow and spooky appearance again at Bacon’s Castle. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Fun memories and a fabulous U-turn!

  8. Halloween was never Mama’s favorite holiday but we always got to celebrate. Loved revisiting the Castle “Haunts” video!

  9. Some shots call for a u-turn!
    The filming of the segment at the Castle still stands as one of the most unique times I’ve ever had there… Now I’m gonna’ watch it …!
    Happy Halloween !

  10. Oh my goodness, Dianna! That last shot was definitely worth a U-turn; it’s absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

  11. Oh yes! U-turn worthy for sure. Happy Halloween, Dianna.

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Marshall made a cute scarecrow and a fine young man. I enjoyed talking to him in the store last week. Connie and I were in there shopping. Thanks for making the u turn to capture that beautiful picture. Happy Halloween and have a good weekend.

  13. Marshall is a cutie pie! Alas, I can’t remember what my soon was in 1985, and we are watching the same special!!!!

  14. Yes, you did have to go back for that shot! Hope you had a great day out. Yarn would make more comfortable straw than the real thing!

  15. Love the clip of Bacon’s Castle haunted story. I missed this in past posts! Nicely done 🙂
    Good thing you stopped for the photo, that’s an amazing shot! Happy weekend! ~ Sheila

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