Today's Wonder of the World is...a Happy Halloween!
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I hope your night is full of bewitchery!
How I love the old television show Bewitched. Were you ever a fan?
When I was a kid I always yearned to be able to twitch my nose and conjure up a box of Pop Tarts. Or a bottle of Coke. Or a Payday candy bar. Or all three at the same time!
I twitched and I twitched, but all I got was a sneeze.
Call me a little obsessed, but I even wished I could change my name.
Just call me Sam!
Wow, how about that--I've got a son named Sam. I wonder if that was my subconscious doing some twitching of its own!
I thought Endora was wonderfully devilish.
And who couldn't love dear Aunt Clara?
Serena was so groovy.
How remarkable! She looked just like Sam! But with black hair! How did they ever find her?
I could spend days and days blabbing about Bewitched, gushing on about Esmeralda, Dr. Bombay, Gladys Kravitz, and Uncle Arthur. Not to mention all the great guest stars-- Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sigmund Freud, and Cleopatra (See! Bewitched is educational! It's practically the History Channel!) but I won't rattle on. I'd hate to destroy my highfalutin image as a lover of culture and fine film.
(Cue classical snooze music in the background.)
Let's recall the great witches of the classics, shall we?
The Sea Witch, par example,
Remember her? From HR Puffnstuff?
And of course we can't forget sweet Glinda
And the bad seed of her family.
Ooh. She still scares me.
And before somebody knocks my block off, how about Hermione?
She reminds me of another student of witchcraft--someone a little more mature...
Eglantine Price, of Bedknobs and Broomsticks!
Good old Eglantine! Whose name reminded me of eggplants. Who made me wonder about British food. (What are bangers and mash, anyway?)
And of course, let's not leave out Witch Hazel.
Hop over HERE to watch her in action. You might even see Shakespeare himself!
See what educational riches I share with you in this blog?!
I think I deserve a reward myself for giving so much to you folks. I'm such a giver.
I know! I'll watch a little Bewitched! It's Trick or Treat time at the Stevens household!
Extra points for you if you can identify the little gypsy. She grows up to become quite the popular lass.
Happy Halloween, y'all!
Have a wonder-full Friday and a great weekend!