Central Illinois which is my home now has one of the most fascinating ghost stories you will ever read. This ghost’s name was A. Bookbinder, called Old Book by the staff and residents of the old insane asylum at Bartonville, Illinois. I remember when I was growing up in Western Illinois we were threatened as kids that if we were not good we would end up in Bartonville. That would put the fear of God in me as a small child. But, this is not about me, this is about Old Book. This ghost story dates back 100 years. Check http://www.prairieghosts.com/barton.html and http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1673647856/Luciano-Old-Book-has-a-new-marker-and-admirers. The story by Phil Luciano in today’s Journal Star is so fascinating. I won’t go into details here but if you like a good ghost story be sure to check these links, especially the last one.
Be sure also to check out “The Pumpkin House” in Kenova West Virginia, the city where my sister lives. This house and grounds are decorated with thousands of lit pumpkins. I have never been there at the time of this event. My sis says she likes to get over there to buy a funnel cake. By the way, in case you don’t know this, the city where my sis lives was named after 3 states. Ken (Kentucky) ,o (Ohio) va (West Virginia). You can stand in Kenova and put one arm in Ohio and the other arm in Kentucky. Lots of fun to go shopping in 3 states in just a matter of minutes.
I am looking forward to my niece bringing my great niece over to trick or treat tonight. I am also hoping my SIL’s niece will bring her little girl by. I love to look at the costumes. I think my great niece is dressing as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and is carrying a basket with Toto (a stuffed dog) in it. I hope to get some pictures.
Have a wonderful day.