Tombstones?

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were wandering around the farm recently when we discovered something rather ghoulish.  We like to be informed when there are changes made,  so we were surprised to discover that a graveyard had sprung up overnight!  Could this possibly have anything to do with Martha's Haunted House television special airing on Monday, October 24th at 8pm on Hallmark Channel?  We had to investigate!  We were kind of scared at first until we figured out what was going on.

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Sh-Sh-Sharkey!  What's happened to our lawn?  It looks like...

1 Sh-Sh-Sharkey! What's happened to our lawn? It looks like...

A graveyard sprouted up quite suddenly!

2 A graveyard sprouted up quite suddenly!

Franny, I'm going to whisper this because I don't want anyone to know....I'm scared!

3 Franny, I'm going to whisper this because I don't want anyone to know....I'm scared!

I'm kind of scared, too, but there must be a logical explanation for this.  Maybe if we read some of the markers, we might be able to figure this out.

4 I'm kind of scared, too, but there must be a logical explanation for this. Maybe if we read some of the markers, we might be able to figure this out.

'Here lies Fred - he lost his head.'  Are you kidding me?  That's just plain awful!  Could that really be Fred's skull staring down at me?

5 'Here lies Fred - he lost his head.' Are you kidding me? That's just plain awful! Could that really be Fred's skull staring down at me?

And look at this one with a shrouded figure!  There's definitely something not quite right about these tombstones, or should we be calling them headstones?

6 And look at this one with a shrouded figure! There's definitely something not quite right about these tombstones, or should we be calling them headstones?

Franny, let me clarify.  The term 'tombstone' originally referred to the actual lid of a stone coffin, and headstone was named because it's a stone placed near the head of the deceased.  But, either one is fine.

7 Franny, let me clarify. The term 'tombstone' originally referred to the actual lid of a stone coffin, and headstone was named because it's a stone placed near the head of the deceased. But, either one is fine.

This one seems a bit snarkey, don't you think?  But, it's actually kind of funny.  However, something tells me that we're not supposed to be laughing at tombstones.

8 This one seems a bit snarkey, don't you think? But, it's actually kind of funny. However, something tells me that we're not supposed to be laughing at tombstones.

I don't know, Franny, here's a good chuckle!  'Rest in Pieces!'  It's really quite funny!

9 I don't know, Franny, here's a good chuckle! 'Rest in Pieces!' It's really quite funny!

And here's the old RIP - short for Rest in Peace.  That bat on top is a bit macabre, no?

10 And here's the old RIP - short for Rest in Peace. That bat on top is a bit macabre, no?

I think I know what's going on, Franny, and why this graveyard is here!

11 I think I know what's going on, Franny, and why this graveyard is here!

I'll just lie here until you enlighten me, Sharkey.

12 I'll just lie here until you enlighten me, Sharkey.

Oh, how could we be so naive?  This graveyard is part of Martha's Halloween special, which airs on Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel!

13 Oh, how could we be so naive? This graveyard is part of Martha's Halloween special, which airs on Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel!

You're right, Sharkey!  I see the camera crew coming our way!

14 You're right, Sharkey! I see the camera crew coming our way!

Franny, we better go find our costumes!  How could they start filming without us?!

15 Franny, we better go find our costumes! How could they start filming without us?!

Comments (11)

  • Good Morning Girls

    I love Rest in Pieces and I Told You I Was Sick!! Too funny :) I would have been scared if I came out in my yard and saw all those headstones, very creepy. Mom let me go with her a few times to visit her Dad's grave but I really don't like to go. I'm not allowed to run around Mom has to hold me so I figure I might as well just stay home. Mom and I can't wait to watch Martha's special on Monday night, I hope it's not to scary.

    Mom had me up at the crack of dawn this morning she is leaving the house early wants to be in work by 6, I can't wait till she leaves I'm going back to bed with Dad.

    I'm looking foward to the weekend the weather is suppose to be beautiful, fall like finally.
    Have a great weekend everyone - be safe :)

    Zoe

  • Good morning girls,
    I am glad you figured out what was going on with the tombstones so you weren't afraid anymore. That looks like it would be fun to look at all of them. They should have made one with squirrels on it, then you would have been very excited.
    Well, my friend Harley lost some weight so I might not have to guard the fridge as much anymore. I think we will be power washing the house this weekend. I hope I don't get sprayed. I am clean.
    Well my friends, I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are supposed to have beautiful fall weather here on the east coast so I am going to enjoy every minute of it.
    See you on Monday,
    Maddox

  • Hello Ladies,
    I get scared when I go out to do my business and it is dark and I hear noises. We have coyotes and foxes. Mom watches me like a hawk though. Coming out to find an instant graveyard would be a bit surprising, but you girls handled it quite well. I am looking forward to seeing you in the special on Monday. You are the real talent. I feel a bit more rested now at the end of the week than right after the craft show. Got the furniture back in and my beds in place and things seem to be as usual. Now a week from today is Dad's last day. He is sooo excited for retirement. I am looking forward to being spoiled even more. Supposed to be really a nice Fall weekend here in Colorado so I am happy. Have a great weekend all and I want to hear next week what you all are going to be for Halloween.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I know what it’s like have a graveyard so close. Went to bed one night and the next morning there were headstones all over the yard across the street. I always knew they were neighbors from h; opps sorry Daddy. He sometimes comes in while I am on the computer just to check things out. That’s what every Daddy should be doing when their children are on the computer. Some things I am not allowed to put in print. What goes on the ‘net’ stays on the net Daddy says. It’s the weekend already. My how time flys by when you are having fun. Have a good weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Had a good chuckle this morning seeing those head stones (or what ever you want to call them)
    My favorite one is...I Told You I Was Sick!...;)
    Adorable photos of you two...I really enjoy seeing them every day.

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

    delia & Kitty =^v^=

  • Morning girls,
    Soooo spooky! I think I like this halloween stuff. Mimi has a tombstone she made a few years back after watching Martha. It says "Here lies an aethist all dressed up and no where to go"
    Hey Basil, Mimi will be in driving through Denver next week. I'll see if she will hollar "Hi" out the window as she passed through town...
    Have a great weekend everybody,
    your pal Rebel

  • Oh Dudley Do Right, Thank You for wishing my back to be better... :)
    I just got a call from Madison UW Hospital reminding me for my Thursday "both end-oscopies" NOT looking forward to that, but have to have it done so I can feel better.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., You girls are so darn cute and I can't get enough of you! I know how you feel when you see something new in the yard or in the house and I feel the same way. I have to check things out very carefully so I won't be afraid when I see anything new-good old Mom also explains things to me-great! These tombstones or headstones are very interesting and I can't wait to see your costumes for Martha's Halloween Special! I know you will look fantastic! Was fun to see you two on Martha's blog today, also and you looked adorable even when Martha showed you the spiders!! Can't wait to see that Halloween Special on Monday night! Zoe, sure hope you feel OK; Maddox, you are so good to take care of Harley; Basil, so glad your Dad will be home to spoil you even more; sure hope the rest of you friends are OK, also! Hope all of you have a delightful weekend with great weather! We will get rain and wind again-booo. Take care everyone! Special Hi to G.K.! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • "I told you I was sick" absolutely cracks me up. You two look so adorable trying to figure out what's going on with your yard. I don't know if I'd like a spooky graveyard in my backyard, too creepy.

    Good luck to you this weekend GK. I hope you have lots of fun. Delia take it easy this weekend so your back feels better. Looks like a wonderful fall weekend. Hope everyone has a fun one. :smile:

  • ..first off, hope you feel better Delia...Basil, it is fun to have your people retired..I get to bug mine 24-7...Lucinda surprised me with Occupy Woodlands signs, went out to go potty and there were signs that read..birds against millet, equal housing for raccoons, deer for apples, moles for cleaner dirt,rodents against chemicals..she said the forest critters made them..yeah right!..it is cold and wet today..prefect for snacking and resting..fellow doggers have a good week-end..over and out, cora-belle, the cattle-dog

  • Hi F&S! That happened to me too. Okay so i was sniffing around my neighbors yard looking for some treats and all of a sudden i bump into a tombstone that says rest in pieces with a eerie lookin' skull and it yelled " Creeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk. Rest in pieces! HA! HA HA HA!!!" It scared me sooo much i ran back to my house and hid in my crate. I can't believe i gave into the crate. I HATE THE CRATE. But then my mommy came and comforted me. I know German Shepherd are supposed to be tough but when your a 4 week old pup silly stuff can make you pee in front of the cute poodle!

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