Crescent Hotel 1886 Skeleton Room Key

  Recently I was in my classroom before school, when Carol, a colleague of mine, walked in and surprised me with a special gift. She handed me a vintage skeleton key, which is supposedly an original room key from the famous Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs,...
Consider a Halloween Altar When Decorating For October!

Consider a Halloween Altar When Decorating For October!

  What kind of mood would you like to create? For last year's Halloween Altar and more information about them, visit A New Spin On Your Halloween Altar and Decorations. I really tried to keep what I liked from last year and make some improvements. I've always...

Verna Marie Owen (1895-1986), a Lexington Missouri Teacher

This post includes **Updated Information** below.  Over my Thanksgiving break, I visited my Grandmother at her home for a while. Very often I get sucked into her many books on the history of Lexington, Missouri (my hometown), or even just the high school yearbooks of...

Vintage: A Ghost Story (for the gay teen in your life)

. Do you know a young gay man or a teen in the LGBT community? Are they into ghost stories or spirit communication? Perhaps they're just a general paranerd like most of us. If this young person fits into any of these categories, you really need to direct them to this...

Spirit Trumpets…

I had a very pleasant and interesting day today. The neighbors invited Joe and I out for an afternoon of antiquing. It's an activity we've only recently learned to love. We accepted the invitation, grabbed some lunch, and set off for our first store. In a booth in the...