Thursday, May 20, 2010

Abecedarium of Demise: The Letter R


Ramona was a Recluse who never went to town.
She Read archaic Runes and wore a long black gown.


The Reverend said she was a witch and that she must Repent.
She expired on the Rack to the town's great merriment.

Jenny Matlock

One other thing! R is for Righteous Roadside Attraction! If you are ever in the 'burgh drop in and visit our friends, Velda Von Minx and Mr. ARM at Trundle Manor. Taxidermy, oddities, a plethora of wet specimens and a whole lot of style. Click on the picture below to visit the collections!


Or you can visit WreckinRachel's Etsy site which has some vintage clothes and her handmade aprons. WreckinRachel on Etsy

26 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

SPLENDID!!!!! Big laughs once again!

laterg8r said...

love your cartoons LOL :D

Sarah said...

Julie, another good one. Poor Ramona!

Kimberly said...

OMG! I lost myself looking at the illustrations and reading the words. I love the girl with the book. I collect art of women reading. Just beautiful!!!!! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Riet said...

What a geeat R post. Love the cartoons.

Debbie said...

So very clever Julie...you see the difference between you and I....I could never come up with something so brilliant...and you perhaps decorating is not your thing:)!~!~ Just kidding, we all have our thing don't we? Thanks Julie for stopping by.

Tracy said...

I love your posts so much late catching up today been on a course thank you for sharing and visiting me

Tina said...

Another great one. Where do you get your inspiration?

Viki said...

Poor Ramona. Its hard to believe many years ago that could have been a true story. I wonder what happened to her cat.

lissa said...

I like the first drawing, though I think she is accused of something unproven, poor Ramona

Jo said...

the poor cat, alone without her Ramona ... another fabulous post Julie ... I am going to miss these posts when Alphabe-Thursday ends.

mbkatc230 said...

Geez, can't a girl just read her runes in peace? Great one Julie! Kathy

jeff campbell said...

Poor Ramona :-( She would have been my friend for certain...she existed out of time and place...Reuben says Hi and thanks you for the visit...sorry bout the sandwich...I'm thinking that many had food on the brain...don't get me wrong...a classic Reuben is to die for...Peace

GardenofDaisies said...

Poor poor Ramona. Isn't it interesting that most of your comments this week express sympathy for the victim? I truly feel awful for all the women in history who were accused and burned as witches for no reason other than they were widowed. Or they grew healing herbs in their garden.

Christy said...

another one bites the dust!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Poor Ramona was doomed! I love her black cat.

I loved the paintings of your Mom and grandmother in her beautiful wedding dress in a prior post. Such treasures!

Amanda said...

Poor Ramona! I guess they showed her!

Maggie B said...

Was Ramona a Redhead?
I think they probably called her La Rousse like the character in the book I'm reading now,"The Virgin Blue".
Great post as always.
~Maggie~

Terra said...

Excellent post, though my heart hurts for Ramona. Why couldn't they just let her be?

Steph said...

Actually to me this is heartbreaking. I guess I take it too seriously. But I was so identifying with Ramona in the 1st drawing. Also, being a Christian, I am so grieved over this period in history - not really understanding it and wondering what happened to truth and love. Have you ever read "The Witch of Blackbird Pond?" It's a great book. (BTW I just had to stop by even though you weren't along my alphabet way this week.)

Jingle said...

fabulous arts!
your post rocks!

Christy said...

ah, poor Ramona. Too bad that has really happened.

Melinda Cornish said...

oh no, the rack.....really funny!

Lourie said...

I love it!! Totally awesome.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Poor Ramona never had a chance.

I don't think I'll be in Pennsylvania any time soon. The last time was during a snow storm when the plane couldn't land in Cleveland and we had to circle and then fly to Pittsburgh to refuel. I probably won't be back for a while. :)

Jenny said...

Does anything scare you Miss Julie?

Your mind really fascinates me...the twists and turns it takes.

And how you get your simple drawings to so eloquently express emotion in so few strokes is just an amazement to me.

Another creative masterpiece from a macabre, artistic genius!

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