october 20

Snapshots Sunday: Halloween Local 5.0

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There is always some kind of decoration in this town. Got some new shots and some older shots. ~Vic

Uniquitiques Boo Image One
Uniquitiques Store
Boo!
11-01-2020
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Graveyard Image Two
Graveyard
11-02-2019
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Death Pumpkin Image Three
Dead Pumpkin
10-22-2019
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Second Graveyard Image Four
Another Graveyard
11-01-2020
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Venom Pumpkin Image Five
Someone is a Venom fan.
11-05-2019
Mask Skeleton Image Six
Skeleton offering masks.
10-30-2020
Witch Image Seven
Just hanging out.
10-10-2021
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You're Next Image Eight
You’ll be next.
10-30-2018
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Shutterbug Saturday: Halloween Local 4.0

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The mood of our country isn’t really conducive to decorating or celebrating. There are a few highlights, here but, our town isn’t showing a lot of Halloween spirit. It’s a complete shame but, I managed to get a few shots. ~Vic

Halloween Local 3.0

Pumpkins In A Row Image One
Pumpkin Row
09-26-2020
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Pipe Skeleton Image Two
The skeleton guy has shoes, now.
10-14-2020
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Skeletons Image Three
I love the bird skeleton.
09-26-2020
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Great Pumpkin Image Four
It’s the Great Pumpkin!
This was on a box, on the ground, at our local market.
10-07-2020
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Gargoyle Image Five
Gargoyle in a local bar.
10-01-2020
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Insurance Decoration Image Six
Local insurance company.
10-07-2020
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Local Insurance Company Image Seven
They did a nice job.
10-07-2020
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Pumpkin Decoration Image Eight
A neighbor’s decoration a block away.
I love the starfish pumpkin.
10-01-2020
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Pumpkin Decoration Image Nine
Lovely decoration.
10-01-2020
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Pumpkin Decorations Image Ten
Lumpy pumpkin.
10-01-2020
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Ghost & Skeleton Decoration Image Eleven
Spooky ghostie & bat skeleton.
10-10-2020
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Glowing Ghost Image Twelve
Glowing ghostie.
10-08-2020
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My Front Yard Image Thirteen
My front yard.
The pumpkin will be carved for Halloween.
10-20-2020
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Snapshots Sunday: The Woo

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Shutterbug Saturday was a bust. I spent most of the day battling a computer (not the laptop, again). I still continue to curse Microsoft. I did manage a bit of a respite. Last night was our monthly Seabee gathering. It was a wonderful turnout and we had a great meal. If you are ever in the area of Roxboro and/or Person County, you should visit Homestead Steakhouse.

Anyway, ever seen a Woo? Curious critters, they are. All pictures are my personal collection. © ~Vic

The Woo Image One
It sits in our kitchen.
10-20-2017
The Woo Image Two
Got a snake tail.
The Woo Image Three
Their origin.

Flick Friday: The Heiress 1949

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The Heiress Image One
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I couldn’t come up with any movie releases for today but, seventy years ago, on this date (as best as I can tell), the The Heiress was the most popular film at the box office. Directed, and produced, by William Wyler, it premiered in New York on October 6 and in Los Angeles on October 20. Based on the 1947 play of the same name by American playwrights Ruth and Augustus Goetz, it starred Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins and Vanessa Brown.

The Heiress Image Two
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Summary:

Catherine Sloper is a shy and backwards young woman who lives with her father, Dr. Austin Sloper, in 1849 New York. By all accounts, Catherine’s mother was a beautiful and graceful creature with the charm of queens. Catherine never knew her mother since she died while in childbirth but, her father often reminds her of all the things her mother was and that she is not. Catherine inherited a great deal of money after her mother passed and will inherit twice as much more at the passing of her father. So, when a poor but handsome and well-bred man, Morris Townsend, begins to court Catherine, her father becomes suspicious that he must be after her money. After all, Catherine is plain and boring. What could she possibly offer to this young man other than her money? When she refuses to give up her new beau, her father threatens to disinherit her. Will her father eventually convince her to give him up and wait for a suitable husband? Will Catherine and Morris elope and, live on the money left to her by her mother? Or, could it be that Catherine finally finds all the grace and charm of her mother only to use it against the men in her life?

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Trivia Bits:
♦ Montgomery Clift was so unhappy with his performance, he walked out of the Premiere.
♦ Cary Grant was interested in playing Morris Townsend but, William Wyler turned him down.
♦ Montgomery Clift took some piano lessons for the scene where he sings “Plaisir d’Amour” to Olivia de Havilland.
♦ William Wyler wanted Erroll Flynn for the role of Morris Townsend.
♦ This movie was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996.

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