BLESSED SOLSTICE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Along with the holidays this week, I'm happy to help my dear friend, Cathrina Constantine, celebrate the Re-release of her #YA #ParanormalThriller - WICKEDLY THEY COME. I've had the pleasure of reading it and it's a good one!!
I'm thrilled that Cathy is here today with a very special CURIOSITIES post, one that fits perfect with the holiday.
Without further ado, here's Cathy...
I’d like to thank Debbie for having me today.
I’m excited about my Re-Release of Wickedly They Come. The sequel, Wickedly They Dream will be out in February. The Wickedly Series is full of angels, demons, and ghostly spirits. I’m oddly drawn to in the inexplicable and paranormal activity around the world. I believe in other dimensions and ghostly spirits, who doesn't?
Today I’d like to tell you about a personal haunting. Well, I don’t really call it a haunting, but how the dearly deceased communicate with those left behind.
My father-in-law passed away roughly eighteen years ago. My 5-year-old daughter was very, very attached to her granddaddy, and ever since the funeral she’d cry every time she heard On Eagles Wings (the song played at the funeral). We’d visit his gravesite quite a bit back then, and she’d never get out of the car. She’d huddle in the rear of the van, crying and crying and too scared to move.
One night, my other daughter (her sister) came to get me, saying, “Jordan’s crying hysterically.” I ran to their bedroom to find Jordan weeping.
“Grampa was here,” she’d cried.
She went on to explain how Grampa was sitting on her bed holding a little statue of the Blessed Mother Mary and told Jordan, “I’m always with you. In your heart.” And he set his hand on his chest.
I didn’t know if I could believe her, but if you would’ve seen the astounded look in her eyes and the way that she described her Grampa, I had to believe her. And after that apparition, we went to the gravesite and Jordan jumped out of the car and ran to say a pray for her Granddaddy. Ever since, she can hear On Eagles Wings, lacking any tears. Grampa helped his little granddaughter during her time of bereavement.
Do you believe? I do!
I definitely believe! But wait! Cathy has more curious fun to share:
Buffalo has quite a history of the unexplainable, and I’m positive most places have similar claims. There’s so many, I didn’t now where to start. If you’re at all interested, I’ve posted a few sights around Niagara Falls where ghosts like to haunt.
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History tells of that famous flight
When Rudolph's nose lit up the night.
But down in the cellar, Santa was thinking
"What special wine would people be drinking."
The elves and the reindeer were gathered around
In hopes that a holiday wine would be found.
Then Rudy stepped forward, the place was a hush
"Let's bottle a red, we've already a blush."
"You're right, "Santa exclaimed, "Red wine we can do!
Thanks, dear Rudy, we'll name it for you."
So Rudolph's red is the newest edition
Just in time for this Christmas tradition.
LOL, I knew Santa was my kind of guy!
You'll find that holiday poem on the label of RUDOLPH"S RED - an absolutely divine and delicious Pinot Noir bottled by Eola Hills Wine Cellar, in Rickreall, Oregon. OMG, this wine was so good, I could gush over it for two more blog posts. This might be one of the best bottles we've had since I started this blog.
The vineyard boats gentle flavors of strawberries and cranberries with a light silky finish. I didn't taste any strawberry, and since I don't like strawberries, that's a good thing. But I did sense a hint of the cranberry and silky finish is right! This wine was so smooth and went down so easy, before we knew it, the bottle was gone! We had a glass while cooking - with the warm November/December, we were grilling chicken, potatoes, peppers and squash - and it was gone before we finished dinner. Which made the 2nd bottle we opened a bit of disappointment and we only had one glass.
The downside is, I couldn't find this wine in any local liquor store. I haven't look in Sacred Wine Paradise in New Hampshire yet, but I will next week on my trip to bring my daughter home, so I had to order it through the vineyard. The wine itself was $12, not a bad price, but to get that and another bottle (I also bought VIXEN'S VINO to have for those curious souls that drink white wine) shipped was $23, but well worth it. Next year, I'll remember to order earlier.
Eola Hills Wine Cellar has a holiday reindeer seasonal collection and a bottle for every taste. They have clever titles with festive and colorful labels, each with their own poem.
Sadly, they were sold out of CUPID'S CAB or I would have bought that one as well.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this wine as much as we did in drinking it...
If you're so inclined, here's the vineyard website to check out the full Reindeer Collection.
I still have a couple posts left for the year. A perfect holiday CURIOSITIES and of course, a little something about the darker side to Christmas/Holiday legends.
But if you don't make it to those posts, I want to thank everyone who has stopped by, commented and supported my ramblings about ghosts, wine, etc. this year. Hope to see you in 2016.
HAPPY HANUKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BLESSED SOLSTICE!
However you celebrate this season of light
I hope it's filled with joy, happiness, friends and family
and of course,