Not Dead

Hello, I’m not dead and neither is this blog!  I’ve been very busy with work and have been staying away (in Liverpool of all places) for most of the last two weeks.  I am home now though and will be getting back to writing and keeping you up to date with things.

Check back soon.

Lo xx

18 thoughts on “Not Dead

  1. You really ought to do a task fir keeping us waiting and thinkin you’d been sexly tortured an left hanging in chains somewhere! Hmm nice thought, anyway you must punish yourself!

  2. Glad to hear you are still around. I hope that you have had lots of fun – and have lots to tell us about soon.

    A punishment is probably in order!

  3. In the 1500’s….

    Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.

    The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

    Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

    They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

    Hence the custom; “of holding a wake”.

    England, already being old and small, the local folks started running out of places to bury people.

    So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave..

    When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.

    So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

    Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be,
    “saved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer”.

    I guess this blog is now in the “wake” stage with everyone hanging around to see if it ever will “wake up”. For those who believe it is already dead…who has the graveyard shift?

    1. Don’t be a dead ringer ……….I have always found your blog very interesting to say the very least…To bad I am in Canada and don’t get to the UK to often

    2. Very educational, thank you for that it was very interesting! Whoever is on the graveyard shift needs to wake up and hear my bell ringing!

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