Uncle Ernie HUH

Uncle Ernie is back again this year for more Halloween fun; so click on a link to see my newest spooktacular creations!

• Calendar Pin-Up

• Dr.Ill

• Pirate 1

• Pirate 2

Last summer I celebrated having no work with a slow, critical reading of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I had never read it before; and I found it more interesting than I thought it would be. Irving fits an actual place from his youth and details from American's colonial history into a fictional story of post Revolutionary War New York . Many of the characters are based on people he had met or on stereotypes of the times. I think it is worth everyone's time to read and enjoy it as Irving's contribution to the creation of American mythology. It is always assumed that Brom Bones was the Headless Horseman; but Irving puts enough clues in the text to point to two other possibilities!

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