It was a great Halloween this year, I had a nice stint at the Green Center in the morning, followed by an interesting visit to Vale End Cemetery. Later we had a few trick and treats.
Kitty was in the Halloween Spirit too Ethel gets the prize for the best costume. The “lace” on her sleeves is actually duct tape. I needed a Halloween “Selfie” and this is it. We don’t get many tricksters but we always count on John and Angelika with their son Parker. I really like this portrait shot.
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One more item about something that really was scary, POLIO Today marks the 100th birthday of Jonas Salk the researcher that brought the vaccine to the world. When I was a kid this was the scariest thing that existed, since we knew kids (including one of my cousins) who would get it. We would see images of Iron Lungs and paralyzed kids on TV.
I was a “Polio Pioneer“, one of the children in 1954-55 to participate in the first injections of the vaccine. I wish I had kept the card and pin they gave me.There are people who won’t vaccinate their children, I’m glad my parents weren’t of that mindset.
There are some horror stories about the vaccine though such as the Cutter Incident which show the importance of oversight of industries.
Now back to our regular programming for Halloween
Much is made of the tombstone at Blood Cemetery in Hollis with the finger pointed toward Heaven New Ipswich has one of these too, wonder if it downward at night
Classic design for a tombstone The urn represents the body