Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sleepy Hollow



Sleepy Hollow, New York, is a town made famous by Washington Irving's story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  In that story, the ungainly school teacher is rebuffed in wooing the hand of a beautiful girl at a dance.  Leaving the dance in a vulnerable emotional state, he passes several reputedly haunted places before finally encountering a headless horseman.

Fright is the biggest industry in Sleepy Hollow.  The shops have Halloween all year round, seeming to vie with each other in an effort to be most creatively frightening.

Happy Halloween!

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And, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night.


18 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

YAY, Boston!

After looking at that first photo, I have no idea how anyone can sleep soundly in Sleepy Hollow. :}

Luis Gomez said...

Happy Halloween!

Karl Demetz said...

Oh... what a big "third" eye!
Happy Halloween!

Ed said...

I'm happy for the Red Sox. They had a great year.

Taken For Granted said...

Congratulations to the Red Sox on their convincing win. Sleepy Hollow must not be a sleepy town at all. Scary fellow.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I got the word on the Red Soc last night!! Terrific!! This early in the morning here in Portland I thought your first pic was my reflection on the computer screen!! Scared the "bejesus" out of me!!! Have a great weekend!!

RedPat said...

Sleepy Hollow would be the place to be tonight!

Good for the Sox!

cieldequimper said...

Methinks I would avoid Sleepy Hollow tonight...

LOLfromPasa said...

Terrific Halloween post, Jack. (I didn't know that the Red Sox had won. Fabulous!)

CaT said...

we were there!!
theres also a really nice cemetery that has a lot of dutch immigrants buried on it.

William Kendall said...

Why am I not surprised Sleepy Hollow would play that angle up?

Randy said...

Spooky!

Andy said...

Never knew there was such a place as Sleepy Hollow. Thanks to you Jack I have added to my list of places to see.

Chrissy Brand said...

Spooky indeed and well done the Red Sox for pulling up their socks!

Kate said...

Halloween brings out the worst in many people and so many of them are very creative. Yea, Red Soxs!

Lowell said...

Halloween has gotten crazy but considering all the money to be made we ain't gonna see the end of it - ever!

jennyfreckles said...

Hooray for the Red Sox!

CaT said...

btw, did you see the movie sleepy hollow with johnny depp? i really liked it!!