Dead Cripples Lie This Way


The other day, I went to Wall Street to meet my friend, Doris. I got there too early, so I decided to walk around. Because I have a thing for the uncanny, I drifted towards the old graveyard that surrounds Trinity Church. And as I explained in “A Drink of Hot Wax,” the experience was, well, interesting…
 I got nasty glares, from other visitors, when I looked at this sign and burst into laughter.
Seriously, my Wicked Luvs, what were they expecting?
 Some of the scowls might’ve been evoked by my singing of “Lean on Me” as I took this photo.
And I wish this was a better shot, but my battery died before I could get to a better angle.
Yep, in New York City, even the dead are offered the resources to stay connected.
Death doesn’t mind when you at it. So why do the living get so uptight about a few giggles? I hope you are cackling your way towards All Hallows Eve, my Wicked Luvs.

By the way, my internet access hasn’t been steady, so I haven’t been able to visit your cyber-homes as often as I would like. Give me a couple of weeks, and I will be showing up unannounced, stirring your cauldron without asking, and even sticking my cold feet in your favorite striped stockings ;-)

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. . . because real Witches are not afraid to laugh

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42 comments:

  1. It looks like you know how to have fun in graveyards. You're making me want to visit some... :)

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    1. Oh, I hope you visit a few graveyards and take some great pictures. And you must show them, of course ;-)

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  2. I visited cemetery this summer, to help to renovate and clean my Grandmother's tomb... I was feeling good there, it was hot though...I mean the graveyards are not that sad as they are thought to be... some things can really come up funny,as people keep on living and building life around them, in spite of dead being close too.just like that sign... or even tomb stone, the living established it, not the dead...

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    1. We do the same thing, visit the graves of relatives, clean it and bring their favorite foods and drinks. Specially around El Dias de los Muertos (Nov 2nd). I, like you, don't understand why people are spooked my cemeteries.

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  3. Yep, I laughed :D....and if anyone complains it's the fault of the people putting up the signs. If we can't have bright gaudy tombstones, why should thye be sticking gaudy bits of plastic up. So There :P XXX

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    1. Indeed. Someone needs to let them know that they can't have their cake and eat it, too. They can't expect people (with a living sense of humor) not to react to such things, right?

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  4. I would have cracked up too...bunch of spoilers for sure!!!! People can really take themselves too seriously!! Sheesh!
    And you keep those cold toes out of my nifty striped stockings!!
    Ha
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Maybe their sense of humor will come to life after they hang the bucket ;-)

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  5. Hey! At least I know I will be able to access FB when I die! I feel *much* better now! One of my favorite local graveyard photos that I took was of a stone from the beginning of the 1900's. It read, "I. Madd". Come on...that begs a giggle!

    \IiiI

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    1. I know! You will be able to answer to all those comments from people saying how much they miss you. You might even be able to plan the next zombie apocalypse ;-)

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  6. Of course graveyards need WiFi! How else do they expect to organize a zombie uprising by computer messaging?

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    1. Zombie viral messages, that's what I'm talking about!

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  7. I am indeed cackling at these photos. If more people laughed with Death, they wouldn't be so scared of it. I love Debra She Who Seeks' comment! lol. Enjoy your away time, Magaly. I'll keep the striped stockings on a heating pad for your cold feet when they stop by and my cauldron welcomes many stirrers.

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    1. Debra is a trip, Sarah. If you are not following her blog already, I advise you to stop by. She is a fountain of information, and her humor is ever present.

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  8. Having worked in a cemetery I can tell you that what goes on there is funnier than you can even imagine. Morticians are some of the most hilarious people I have ever met. Of course you'd have to be a little left of port to deal with all the craziness that death brings out in people. The average person has such a skewed view of what is and isn't appropriate behavior in the "company" of the dead. I'm glad to see that progressive NY has given the dead a chance to be close on the internet and also that the "gimpy ones" have special consideration too. ??????? Too funny.
    Take care my special child, I've been dreaming about you again. Good things but never doubt that I think of you often. Oma Linda

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    1. I'm wondering if the fact that I'm a bit of a cripple in life, will give me double benefits after I die. Cripple times two and all?

      I've been talking about you quite a bit these days ;-)

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  9. Ha ha! I totally would have laughed over the wifi thing. That's just too funny not to laugh at the beautiful irony of it!

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    1. And I have a feeling they set that up on purpose. I don't care how much they deny it. Seriously, "Step out. Log on." right before a bunch of graves? Too hilarious ;-)

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  10. Sorry, I am not sharing my striped stalkings with you! LOL! But, I will buy you a pair ;o) I was giggling with you through this entire post! Loved it! Hugs ;o)

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    1. WoooHooo! New stockings. I just purchased a pair with dancing skeletons. I plan to make them giggle a bit this All Hallow's Eve ;-)

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  11. That's awesome, did you see any homeless with wifi?

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    1. Oh, that is the funniest part. There is a guy with all his possessions spread out on a blanket, labelled too, and one of them is a laptop lol

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  12. Well I knew real witches weren't afraid to laugh or make other people laugh because I read your blog! Do kids go out trick or treating in NYC, Magaly or is that a thing of the past in big cities? Love your photos!!

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    1. Kids do all kinds of trick-or-treating in NYC. At the mall, at private shops, residential areas... it's quite fun. More precautions have to be taken, and the kids can't go by themselves like in really small towns, but the restriction makes it fun for both parents and the little ones ;-)

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  13. Dead-set hilarious Magaly :D Still cackling & loved all the comments too!

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    1. I think comments are the things I love most about my posts. The fact that the more I share, the more I realize that the world is full of people who love to laugh together ;-)

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  14. This was hilarious! I think we share the same sense of humor. I’m going to have to go by there soon. I think it’s great that the Dead have Wi-Fi. Now, instead of using an analog Ouija Board to communicate, we can Tweet them instead! he he

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    1. Hm, maybe we can get a digital Ouija Board. You know, in an effort of bringing the old to the new? I doubt my grandma would be too excited about laptops alone ;-)

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  15. At least when the Zombie Apocalypse comes about, Starbucks won't have to worry about the hordes taking up space and using their WiFi. And it'll be easier for the gimpy ones to get around. The handicap sign made me think of the wheel chair zombie from "Shaun of the Dead" lmao.

    I seriously love cemeteries. When I was 14 and 15, there was an old cemetery (in Elizabeth, NJ) I used to visit on Samhain. I'm pretty sure it dated back to the Revolutionary War or the Civil War, not 100% sure on that one . I'd cut school and claim religious observance, get some books from the library and go read to random headstones. Once I found a headstone of a man with the same last name as mine and would hang out there and talk. There are some parts of Elizabeth that are definitely haunted and I really kind of miss it.

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    1. Exactly. The ventilation at Starbucks is rarely all that great to begin with. Can you imagine the coffee/decay fumes?

      Yay! cemeteries. I'm only a couple of blocks from a ginormous graveyard. I'm taking about taking some pictures tomorrow! I will share the good ones. I expect to see some of your grim shots, too ;-)

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  16. Cemetaries are awesome....especially the old bent and crumbling ones...Maggie wants to visit them all the time with me and have me read all the names to her...

    It would be a pleasure to have you stir my cauldron.....my brew might bubble over with excitement, just like me :)

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    1. The more I know about young Maggie, the more I like her. I've always loved graveyards, the older the better. They are just so peaceful and creepy in the nicest of ways.

      I will make sure to bring my best spoon. Your cauldron sounds like something to be worshiped ;-)

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  17. New Yorkers are odd ducks, man. ;)

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    1. And squirrels... and geese... and pigeons... yep, definitely odd rodents and birds lol

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  18. If you saw my photo album from Ireland, you'd think I spent 2 weeks in cemeteries.

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    1. Well, now I want to see your photo album from Ireland. I'm dying to spend a couple of weeks visiting cemeteries. I'm thinking about doing just that this winter. I realized that I've never enjoyed the sight of graves covered in snow ;-)

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  19. I love cemeteries, but I've never seen anything like this! Wi-Fi? Well - you never know when you might want to re-connect with those that have passed on. *snicker* I would have been laughing too!

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    1. New York City has a lot uncanny spots and concepts, this one truly put a snicker on my face, too ;-)

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  20. Cemeteries have some of the nicest benches to sit on & some of the nicest trees to sit under!

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    1. There is something amazing about those old and twisted cemetery trees. I swear they look like they know things we can only pretend to imagine.

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