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Friday, October 28, 2016

Frankenstein Friday

It's the last Friday in October which means it's Frankenstein Friday! In honor of the occasion, I'm posting a picture (from bygone years) of one of the characters who visiting my succulent garden for Halloween because he's dressed as Frankenstein! This little guy is someone you might recognize because he's been coming to my home during the Halloween season for a number of years and he's been featured in a post on hometalk.

Moreover, I posted an image (which can be seen below) this past August 31st in honor of Mary Shelley's birthday. As you may know, Ms. Shelley created the character, Frankenstein in 1818 when she was twenty-one years old.

As for the creator of Frankenstein Friday, that honor belongs to Ron MacCloskey. 

According to Holiday InsightsRon MacCloskey, is known to give "'The Franky' to someone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Frankenstein."

Holiday Insights states that “Ron MacCloskey is from Westfield, New Jersey”  (and) in 1997 he created the Frankenstein Friday Holiday. Holiday Insights also notes that “Ron's hometown of Westfield, NJ. (which) is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family.” And Holiday Insights says this fact makes “Ron's interest in Frankenstein come as no surprise.”

My little visitor would be thrilled to be a recipient of "The Franky," and he remains optimistic that he has reason to be hopeful about receiving the award. After all this year's Frankenstein Friday falls on October 28th, The Feast Day of Saint Jude, the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases. Perhaps Saint Jude will intercede on my visitor's behalf and Macloskey will feel compelled to give him "The Franky. And since tomorrow, October 29th, is known to some as National Frankenstein Day, winning "The Franky" would make that "questionable holiday" more special than ever!

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