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Opening Umbrellas Indoors

  Spring still has not yet made its full appearance. Yes, we have our days of mild weather but cool, rainy days outnumber those with cheerful sun – and trust us, we do not mind being spared cheerfulness for a few more weeks. Given that it has been rainy, people are careful to don the…

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Ghost and Vampire Lore in New Orleans

This past weekend the Undertaker and I spent some time in the reportedly most haunted city in America, New Orleans. We strolled through St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, left some mementos at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the great Voodoo priestess, and walked through the French Quarters at night listening to ghost stories, talks of…

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Lucky Rabbit’s Foot

DISCLAIMER: The following blog outlines some folklore practices. Burial Day Books does not condone the harming of any animals. In fact, the Gravedigger is a vegan and loves animals very, very, very much. I received some terrible news today. The news was so terrible that I could not even attend to my chores. The day…

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Yule! Merry Christmas! This is a great time of year! It is a time of celebration and also a time of traditions. We hope that your holiday season is full of friends, family, peace and love, and maybe a superstition, tradition or two! Below is a list of a…

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Seven years of bad luck

Broken Mirror The Undertaker and I have not yet put up our Christmas tree as we have been busy. We at least made the effort of bringing down the boxes full of our Christmasy things. While sifting through the boxes, looking at ornaments I accidentally dropped one and it broke into bits. The Undertaker burst…