Calling Bloody Mary
Been a Decemberish November these last few weeks, after an Indian summer early in the month. This morning a dusting of snow was on the ground, but it didn't last through the daylight hours. We're all expecting hardier white stuff before long.
Some of Lilly's friends came over after school today, and they read about Bloody Mary in the Daring Book for Girls, and about how daring girls could summon her spectre. It got Lilly and her friends all knotted up with dread just thinking about it. I knew that was a good book to buy her.
I'd never heard of the business about chanting Bloody Mary's name in front of a mirror before. But I had my own supernatural dread at about that age. I had to think back, but I did -- mostly from reading paperback books we had around the house that purported to be true stories of supernatural occurrences.
Back to posting after Thanksgiving, around December 1. Regards to all for the holiday.