Sunday, November 23, 2008 Bob the Grave Popper
A quick video of Bob in action. A new wiper motor prop for this year.
Monday, November 17, 2008 The Sinking Springs Cemetery
It is also home to the coolest earthen tomb that I have ever seen...
...and my favorite cemetery sign of all time.
He was excited when it showed signs of life, anxious to find out what kind of bird he was incubating.
When it hatched, a turkey vulture chick popped out. Dad reared the little vulture with care in hopes of releasing him when he was grown. When that day came, the turkey vulture (now known as “Ichabod”) preferred to stay. After his “release” he continued to follow Dad around the yard and hang out around the house.
Knowing that Ichabod could not survive on his own, Dad contacted a local raptor center and they accepted Ichabod, where he is still active in school visits as part of their education program.
When Dad passed away in 2002, Mom had his gravestone engraved with his favorite photo – one of him holding Ichabod.
On a recent visit to the local school, Ichabod’s handler asked if she could visit Dad’s grave. The photo below is from that visit.
Monday, November 10, 2008 Halloween 2008
Lydia was excited to go trick-or-treating, but paused long enough for us to snap this shot with Oliver.