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October 17, 2009


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I so remember us kids scaring each other with that one. After the first time I guess the gotcha scare was gone, but we kept trying anyway. We'd just get more and more dramatic hoping to recapture the scare.

Our version is a variation on that "closer and closer" thing -- he hears the wife wayyy down the street (and you whisper) "Wheeerrrre's my golden arm?" Then you get louder and louder and closer and closer until "YOU GOT IT!"

And I think it was the husband with the golden arm when we did it. . . .

I never heard that either! The one I remember is close to the who's got my tail Cindy mentioned. Goes something like, "I want my bone"... the voice gets quieter, "I want my bone"... the voice is closer now, but even quieter, "I want my bone"... almost in a whisper. Then jump up and yell, "TAKE IT!"

oh yes, the man with the bloody finger . . .

Just as I hit "post" I remembered that it was "I've got ya where I want ya and now I'm gonna eat ya."

Oh yes! The Golden Arm was certainly a tale told around our campfires, the version was a bit different but the ending the same. Another one was "Now I've gotcha and now I'm gonna eat ya" story. I can't remember all the details, but a spooky setting where a voice was heard every night for several nights, getting closer each time, saying the gonna eat ya words. Until finally (now this is kind of gross) the scary man or boy shows up picking his nose. YUCK!

I think I have heard that Golden Arm story before Tipper. Thinking about it just kind of creeps me out. I never did and still don't like ghost stories. Isn't that crazy?

When my brother and I were small we were always afraid to walk into a dark room. Of course, I'm sure my step-dad telling us, Rawhide and Bloody Bones is going to get you, had nothing to do with it! lol

I'm enjoying the spooky stories for October. I will send you a scary story my daddy told us if I can find my written version.

By the way: What an amazing guitar player. Is that your brother we hear so prominently in the songs in the playlist? Just amazing! Of course, the person we hear playing bass, a lot of the times, is no slouch either.

That's a good one, Tipper.

This time of the year, we were terrified as children by thoughts of "Ol' Raw Head - Bloody Bones", "Ol' Scratch-eyes", the "Boogerman", and by the ghosts said to inhabit several tall, gaunt-looking houses that had dark, foreboding windows a'way up high in one of their gables, and we swore we could see haints up there beckoning us to join them and we ran all the way home, panting, flopped out on the bed, covered up, safe from the spectre, afraid to talk about it.

I'm guessing he didn't get back to sleep that night! What a rascal. Great story.

I don't think I've heard of that one. We go to state parks for vacations and at Twin Falls State Park they take you on a hike past a graveyard after dark and they tell ghost stories.

Tipper, I don't remember any stories from my childhood. My mother was once scared really badly by some story about someone called :false face". So....we never had spooky stories.
Sounds like I missed out !

We had the greatest fun with our kids when they were younger...staying all night in Gran-Polly's bedroom...us in the bed, them on the floor...my Hubby starts in telling "Who's Got My Tail? Similar to the above story...lot's of schreeching and hollerin' goin' on...LOL!!!!

Yes, I USED to know all kinds of them when I was a kid. And now I can't remember any of them.
I have never heard the one with the golden arm, though.

I have to remember this one! Never heard it before! It is as the kids would say, "golden!" No pun intended!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Tipper! :))

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