Friday, December 5, 2008

Ring My Bell: Adventures in Witchcraft Around Town

" May we clean the bell?"

Yeah, said (something like) that to a church secretary. Azzerac explained (fairly) honestly why we wanted the bell grease, and offered to clean the (unkempt) bell once a month as a service to the community.
She looked panic-stricken; one hand reaching for the phone, and the other for a plaque of Jesus :(
At least she can tell the kids that there really are Witches in Manitou.

Maybe I should have covered up the tattoos and worn a bow in my hair.

Its the oldest church in Manitou, and there isn't any way to view the bell without a giant, obvious ladder.

Maybe the Episcopalians will let me in? Maybe I should hurl a sack of lard and wait for the drippings to succumb to gravity? *twitch and shudder*

This was so much easier in Virginia.

Its just as well, the day wasn't lost. I did find a great source of old Mercury dimes, on the long, sad walk home, lol
After Azzerac wrestled his rightful buffulo jerky out of Cowboys hands, I got that tingle in the back of my skull... I could smell the 1932 Mercury dime across the room :)

So we've got a quite a few in the shop now, glad to say.

Wish me luck on the continuing bell adventures!



Anonymous said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, but...good luck?

A few years ago I took a second job at Wendy's for extra money. One day this old man came in and bought a combo. He paid for the combo with a handful of silver dimes.

Luckily I had cash on me and bought them from the store. So I have about 5 or 6 dollars worth of silver dimes from the 20's, 30's, and 40's....I also have a 1918 Mercury Dime in my medicine bag (i'm a virgo) who's edges have been filed off....


Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

Church bell grease is mandatory in certain formulas. I can't make them without it, thats all.