Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Hearse


Near to where I live here in Orlando is a used car lot. There on the lot was an old hearse, from a time when all hearses were black. This is done at this lot each year at Halloween time. They have it decorated on the outside with skulls and rats on the hood and roof. They even have a wooden coffin of the old-style on the roof with an arm hanging out. Even a black raven on top of the coffin which reminds of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven tap, tap, tapping.

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A macabre scene for some but not super scary. What did send chills down my spine were two things. First, the fact that this was a real hearse that had carried untold numbers of the dead to their final resting place.


How many of the deceased had been driven to the cemetery in the back of this hearse. Second of my spine chillers was that there was a real genuine modern day casket in the back of this hearse. This was not a mock-up of a coffin like the one on the roof, but the real thing. Had this casket been used by the dead? I don't know but the thought sent chills down my spine. What tales this hearse could probably tell. Some scary thoughts in preparation for Halloween. But that is the bad part of Halloween. How about the good part. What good part does Halloween have? Well for kids it is candy. For adults Halloween means that Thanksgiving is not far off with the roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, and dressing. Oh, and let's not forget the cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving dinner would not be Thanksgiving dinner without cranberry sauce, both whole and jellied. Personally I like the jellied cranberry sauce the best. Enjoy Halloween with all of the trick-or-treaters knocking on your door because that fabulous turkey dinner is not far off. Lew

2 comments:

Tamarkus Cook said...

Where is this car lot do you have a number or the name of it? That would be most helpful!

What an awesome piece, as a funeral director I was touched by the truth of you words!

Please e-mail me: Tamarkus@saintsmyrnabc.org

Tamarkus Cook said...

Where is this car lot do you have a number or the name of it? That would be most helpful!

What an awesome piece, as a funeral director I was touched by the truth of you words!

Please e-mail me: Tamarkus@saintsmyrnabc.org