Posted on August 21, 2008 by ClevelandMom
So, I don’t really care much about going on a “haunted tour” of anything. Last year I went to a friend’s house for a fundraiser for Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital that involved meeting Mary Ann, a woman from Cleveland who is the subject of the TV show the Ghost Whisperer. Anyhow, while I doubted what she had to say, I was intrigued and felt compelled to go, because, well, I’m an atmosphere addict.
So, same goes for this Burning River tour offered by Haunted Cleveland. I’d emailed them a couple of months back to find out if they had any plans to tour Franklin Castle again. I’ve been fasinated with this building for about 15 years now, ever since a friend showed it to me back in high school. It’s supposed to be one of the most haunted places in Cleveland. I personally just want to get inside, which has been completely impossible to do for many years. It looks like it may have finally been renovated to become a private city club. The very strange thing is, every effort to restore this house has failed for one reason or another. And from going to the Franklin Castle Club website, I can’t tell if the city club there ever actually opened, it looks like the last time the site was updated was in 2005. Now I am going to have to do some sleuthing!
Anyhow, this tour by Haunted Cleveland goes to a couple of locations I’ve really wanted to explore around Cleveland, because these locations were intriguing and abandoned for so long…the old coast guard station at Whiskey Island, and Franklin Castle. Plus there’s a stop at Great Lakes Brewing Company along the way. So, I think the tour will be well worth the $50. Tours start in late September and run through October 30th. It looks like this will turn out to be a girls’ night out for me, which will be great.
I’ll post an update once I find out what’s the story with Franklin Castle these days.
Until next time,
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Posted on July 5, 2008 by ClevelandMom
Quite possibly the best beer the hubby or I have ever had that’s made in the states…and it’s returned for a second summer at Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Check out the Lorelei Dunkel Weizen here:
Yay for summers in Cleveland!
Until next time,
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Posted on June 22, 2008 by ClevelandMom
So, I apparently have this strangely unique but popular name. I have been asked throughout my adulthood if I have been named after songs, movie characters and German folklore. Just now, a woman from our company’s cleaning service just came up to me and asked if I was by chance part Romanian, because there is a beautiful Romanian love story called “Lorelei”.
Of course, I had to Google it. Which lead me to decide, I am going to now put together a list of all of the references to Lorelei that people have provided to me over the course of the past 10 years.
Pretty much any of these that ocurred during or prior to the late 1970’s I’ve been asked if that’s the origin of my name. The funny thing is, I am supposedly named after an author who my dad interviewed on a radio show in the 70’s, who I have yet to be able to find this person’s name. He apparently liked the name so much he decided to name me Lorelei. He passed away when I was 14 year old however, so I may never know my namesake. Any ideas regarding an author named Lorelei in the Cleveland, Ohio area around 1979?
Until next time,
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