A Family Conversation: The Cousins Discuss The Tegus, Haints, Ghouls, Cemeteries and Dead Heroes

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

“A Family Conversation” is published on Wednesdays.

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This week, Ron and I discuss the post (cowritten by me and my Dad), “A Grave Encounter: The Four-legged Ghoul,” based on a real-life event that my father experienced as a child in Eufaula, AL (Circa 1955).

In this week’s conversation we discuss everything from Haints to the “Hogbear” of Cuthbert, to time travel to the origins of Memorial Day.

Trust me, if the subject pertains to the supernatural, we touched on it in some way.

Enjoy!

NOTE: Adult Language and Situations

“A Grave Encounter” Pt 1: A reading of the post and what inspired it

“A Grave Encounter” Pt 2 : What is a Haint?

Pt 3: Hobgoblins, Eliza’s grave and Fear

Pt 4: Time Loops, Different Dimensions

Pt 5: Decoration Day and the Origins of Memorial Day

***Check out this excellent article by fellow WordPress blogger, Keith Dotson, that offers a definition of the term “haint.”

Remember, you can also find Ron here under categories, “Ron’s Time Tunnel” on the right panel.

You can also find him at his blog Time Tunnel

Find my Dad’s stories, or stories about him under categories:

“True Railroad Stories”

“Daddy’s Stories”

“Greens From Daddy’s Patio”

NOTE:

In audio 4, when I was referring to Charleston, I meant to mention that I’ve noticed that lot of people enjoy visiting historic cemeteries where they like to do grave rubbings.

Of course, I got sidetracked with the ghost story!

Anyway, I saw a lot of people doing grave rubbings at one of the churches there. I cannot be bothered to google this, but I think it had something to do with the French Hugenots .

Also the area that I mentioned downtown where the African Americans were doing traditional African basket weaving was previously used to sell slaves; it is known as
The Charleston City Market: https://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/

The Hotel that I referenced appears to have been changed up. I believe that it is this one: https://www.belmond.com/ideas/articles/belmond-charleston-place
I think that it is this hotel because I remember the distinct double stairway with the chandelier at the entrance.

I couldn’t find much history on it though. I just remember it being quite classy.
I do not think it had the “Belmond” name when I stayed there. If anybody knows anything about it, please let me know.
Peace,
LadyG

4 thoughts on “A Family Conversation: The Cousins Discuss The Tegus, Haints, Ghouls, Cemeteries and Dead Heroes

  1. ‘scuse me ya’ll…the Charleston wha? Where? No ma’am/sir lol Just kidding. Part 4 was really interesting. I enjoyed listening to it. Slipping into a different dimension/time makes so much more sense to me than a dang ghost haunting us…I always think, “don’t ghost have something else to do, other than to be bothering us???”

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    1. LOLOLOL!!!
      I think that place was called The Charleston; it’s in the heart of downtown. Don’t know why my ass could not think of the term “ French doors” when I said “ doors that opened outward.”
      LOL!
      Anyway, yes! I really do resonate with the idea of slipping into a different time vs ghosts hanging around us. As you said, it seems like they got much better stuff to do!
      Girl, I hollered when I read that!😂🤣

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  2. Great editing job once again Cuz. You made it so easy and convenient for anyone wished to explore our meanderings. I like the way it’s broken down and titled so that if someone wanted to know what was discussed about Memorial Day, they can go straight to it—same with “HAINTS”, or “FEAR”, or “DIMENSIONAL DEMENTIA” 😂

    Y’all get in here and check this out!

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