My World Tuesday: Halloween Magic in Woodbury


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Woodbury honored the season with a spirit-filled cemetery walk in the center of town on Saturday. There, men, women, children, witches, and criminals who shaped the town's history came back to tell their stories. Miller Jonathan Hurd told his story, a decapitated Revolutionary War soldier pulled himself together to tell his, merchant Jabez Bacon mentioned how he grew his wealth by accepting farms as collateral for cash loans until he became Connecticut's first millionaire....And the Rev. John Marshall recounted his troubles as an Anglican priest in a rebel town during the Revolution. Ultimately, he and his colleagues sent the Rev. Seabury to England to become consecrated as a bishop so that he could return to Connecticut and do his own consecrating of clergy in the new United States. Thus was born in Woodbury, Connecticut, the Episcopal Church of the United States. The Glebe House did a wonderful job of bringing to life the history of our town with colorful stories, humor, and the plain old facts. We had a great evening.  Click here for more images.

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  1. Oh, that's terrific! And so much fun! I'm going to look at the other pictures! It does sound like a terrific evening! I love the photos!!
    Have a great day tomorrow, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  2. looks like lots of fun celebrating going on...

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  3. Halloween IS New England, Sandy :)


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  4. Oh I love the first one.
    I should put an old man like that on my porch. But no one comes on my street. Its as dead as dead could be.
    Sorta like a cemetary. lol

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  5. This is wonderful. They truly get into the spirit.

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  6. Oh, I would love to have taken a walk there and seen all this.;) I have always been fascinated by history.;) Great idea indeed.;)
    xoxo

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  7. I love it. Whoever put together the displays did a great job. Nice little bit of history also.

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  8. What a great collection, Sandy!

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  9. the first one actually scared me a bit. lol

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  10. I think I know the lady in that first photo. Oops, no I was just looking in the mirror. tee hee... Looks like you had a fun time. Someone is very talented in your community.

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  11. how interesting...
    you live in such a fascinating place

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  12. Nice way to celebrate Halloween and highlight your history.

    Sound like a nice evening.

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  13. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Wow - those are some fancy Halloween figures!

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  14. Very good Halloween figures! The first one is a bit worrying!!
    ;-)

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  15. How wonderful! That looks like a blast.

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  16. A wonderful post, and it reminds me of the lovely time I had last year during Halloween in Connecticut and New York.

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  17. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Very interesting and so much fun for everyone.

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  18. Interesting seeing these traditions that seem so foreign to us.

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  19. Being an Episcopalian all my life, I loved this post....a GREAT Episcopal story. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your visit g

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  20. Wow! great preparations. People here are certainly fun loving.

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  21. Love the horror series. Well composed frames. I can imagine the fun. :)

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  22. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  23. Halloween must be a lot more interesting in the Anglo-Saxon countries than in the rest of the world, where Halloween is a rather new phenomenon. We have the occasional pumpkin made into a lantern.
    Your post highlights the happenings in your vicinity. It looks like great fun.

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  24. What a fun post! Such creativity!

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  25. We don't do halloween here, in fact, I am quite scared of ghosts and spirits, coming from a Borneo culture.

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  26. Haha! Oh my... I suppose the person on the first pic ----- she is a real person?? ;) Fantastic photos- and fun! :D

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  27. I would LOVE something like that- it looks so much fun!

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