Friday, October 23, 2009
Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck, Michigan
Indian summer is Here!!!!!! Well it's here with alot of rain today and most likely this weekend. Today in West Michigan! Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High near 56. Breezy, with a east southeast wind between 25 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
There is a widespread notion that the phrase is from the 17th century and that it describes people being saved from being buried alive by using a coffin with a bell attached. The idea being that, if they were buried but later revived, they could ring the bell and be saved from an unpleasant death. The idea is certainly plausible as the fear of burial alive was and is real. Several prominent people expressed this fear when close to death themselves:
"All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive." - Lord Chesterfield, 1769.
"Have me decently buried, but do not let my body be put into a vault in less than two days after I am dead." - deathbed request of George Washington.
"Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive."- Frederic Chopin's last words.
Here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, with the forecast calling for rain for a few days, here's a few indoor suggestions. You can hit the Antique Mall and see all you grandparents old stuff, wander over the Lakeside Lanes in Douglas, they have 8 lanes.
There's a couple of local museums in the area, the First is the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Societies Museum, located across form Mount Baldy-this years exhibit is pretty cool-this years exhibit traces 100 years on what it's like to live in a summer beach town. Then you can head to the The Holland Museum it's located at 31 W. 10th Street in downtown Holland, an awesome place to spend a few Hours!
If the weather lets up here is some haunting things to do besides visit the old Graveyard.
Don't forget to visit the Haunted Corn maze at Cranes this weekend. Hours are from Dark to 10 p.m.
JUST SCARY ENOUGH FOR ALL AGES. The Red Barn Haunted House runs from 7 PM until 10 PM. This weekend, The Wavecrest Robotics Team is spotlighting classic Halloween characters we all know … vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, ghouls, goblins and monsters of all types . . . as well as some brand new scarier beasts.
If it stops raining for a few moments head to the U-Pick for some (remember the Witch who gave the apple to Snow White-those are her apples) apples, head to Crane's Orchards, just one of West Michigan's U-Pick Apple Orchards (they might have some peaches left), is less than 7 miles from our front door. October picks are Pioneer Macintosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Ida Red, Jonagold, Matsu, and Red and Golden Delicious. For more info, call 269-561-8651 Breakfast this morning is Cinnamon Orange French Toast, Canadian bacon, Raisin Bran Muffins, fresh fruit salad, and of course Italian Espresso organic coffee (yes-free trade too).
Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for October at Sherwood Forest B and B Monthly Newsletter
You also might wish to give a thought to booking one of our Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast Gourmet Dinners, November through April. Please feel free to check out our website. Sherwood Forest B & B Gourmet Dinners
From all of us here at Sherwood Forest, have a great Day!!!
Posted by Keith Charak at Friday, October 23, 2009