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September 23, 2011

Could The Witches Next Door Be Neighbors Too?

How well do you know the people next door?      Are they really what they seem?

Sally Owens wanted only to be the girl next door, to have a loving relationship
and children of her own.

Sadly, that was not to be her path in life.
She was not unhappy with the family she did share her life with.

She truly loved them dearly and would not want that part of her life to change.
Let’s face it- if you never got to associate with anyone but your immediate family,
you’d feel your life was missing something, wouldn’t you?

Who lives in the house next to you, or down the block?

The one with the beautiful flowers and the porch to die for?

Do you stop and say hello when you see someone working in the yard?

If the person in the yard looked something like this

I could see your hesitation but take away the green hue to her skin

and if you did not want her living next door I am sure your husband or son would not mind.

Who knows who will grow up to be a real witch? 

Sweet little Mary who worked with the blind children
could change her name to Vivian. 

 (Little House On The Prairie)

                             (Midnight Offerings)



Ahh, you say.  I have nothing to worry about.
The family next to me is so normal.

 Well, no, I have never stopped over and introduced myself,

and sometimes I see they dress up their cat,

not that I ever look into their windows.

The neighbors on the other side have the cutest little girl.

Come to think of it, I have not seen their dogs in a while.

Her husband is a bit uptight, though.  Maybe he is the one who’s not human?

(You do not have to watch more than a few seconds)


When you have the opportunity this week, please take a moment to say a kind word to your neighbors.
You may find a new friend or make a connection that turns out to be magical.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful and beautiful Miss Anna of Frosted Petunias for bringing us all together to celebrate this  enchanting movie.
Practical Magic Party List

Let me also mention Miss Anna is hosting a Witches Tea in October.
Click here for more details. 

I hope you will also return October 22nd to visit with me when I link up with the creative Vanessa  for her annual Halloween party.  I’d love if you party along and join in with a post.

Linking this post to Bacon Time with the Hungry Hippo’s Any Link Goes party.


Now a shameless plea of my own – please visit my party announcement blog where in the next few days I will be listing pages of parties, too many to fit one post.  If you do not mind, I would love to have a few followers.

If you would like me to add your favorite party or seasonal activity,
please email me at wismomworks (at) gmail (dot) com

And now, just for fun….



  1. Fantastic party post! Alas, i think i’m that weirdo neighbor that people look a little funny at! LOL

    Comment by Krista — September 23, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

  2. Love Love LOVE! This post is awesome and I love the use of Bewitched too.

    Comment by Amanda Jillian — September 23, 2011 @ 12:52 PM

  3. Cute post. Loved how you threw Samantha in there too. I grew up on Bewitched. I do believe I’m like Krista, as well… one of those people in the neighborhood people think is odd… lots of time in the garden talking to the animals. LOL

    Happy Practical Magic Party Day!

    Comment by Bird — September 23, 2011 @ 3:34 PM

  4. I really enjoyed your post and have to admit, I’m probably the one they wonder about next door! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy visiting all the other party participants!

    Blessed Be,

    Comment by Teresa — September 23, 2011 @ 7:03 PM

  5. Fantastic party!!! I have to agree…..I am probably the odd one out in the neighborhood…..outside taking pictures of things they don’t see…..and talking to the moon……spray painting anything I can get my hands on… day I will have the kitty cat that I so very much desire to have in my life…..and probably not just one……..

    Comment by Celia — September 23, 2011 @ 7:26 PM

  6. Love your post!! Such good lesson with it!

    Comment by MIsty — September 23, 2011 @ 7:42 PM

  7. Sweet Post! And TRUE, you never know about the neighbors 🙂


    Comment by cassandra — September 23, 2011 @ 8:31 PM

  8. You can’t never tell, can you? It’s all about keeping an open mind and heart.

    Comment by Magaly Guerrero — September 23, 2011 @ 8:59 PM

  9. Bewitched was my favorite TV show growing up and I still love it!

    It’s true, you never know who’s living next door to you!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by ~Que Bella~ — September 23, 2011 @ 9:36 PM

  10. Very wise conseil, lady. You are right!

    Comment by Andréann — September 23, 2011 @ 9:43 PM

  11. Love your post, and I’m that neighbour that everyone looks oddly at, but doesn’t say Boo to!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Charlotte 🙂

    Comment by Charlotte Undery — September 24, 2011 @ 12:35 AM

  12. Love my neighbors (well, most !) and my community.
    But I would love to live next door to the Owen’s or Samantha Stevens…
    What they share is ‘Love’… Even if you- or I- was green !!
    Visit if you can !!

    Comment by Karen — September 24, 2011 @ 1:39 AM

  13. So true — you never know who your neighbors really are. I dare to say — new friends! 🙂 What a sweet post — thanks for sharing.

    Magical Times,

    Comment by Birgit — September 24, 2011 @ 3:43 AM

  14. A wonderful party you are having. I have some thoughts that my next door neighbor is a good witch.

    Comment by Willow — September 24, 2011 @ 5:13 AM

  15. Thank you so much for the lovely post. I loved the little Bewitched pieces. I never saw the series, but I really like it.
    Have a magical day.

    Comment by Moncha — September 24, 2011 @ 6:32 AM

  16. “If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

    Comment by Miquel Oppel — September 24, 2011 @ 6:49 AM

  17. I live in the boonies, and mostly everyone sticks to themselves, sadly. I have reached out in the past several times. Oh well.
    Great post!

    Comment by Susan G — September 24, 2011 @ 7:31 AM

  18. What a great post! Thank you for the reminder that we should all be a bit more neighborly to our neighbors. Thank you for swinging by my blog and PM party post.

    K. Michele

    Comment by K. Michele — September 24, 2011 @ 7:36 AM

  19. Great post! I love Bewitched!! Infact my cell phone ringer is the theme from Bewitched. haha 🙂 I like the twist you did on your post with neighbors…very fun. 🙂 xoxo

    Comment by Tamara — September 24, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

  20. I love your post!! I must fly now but I shall be back soon to see more!

    Comment by Edie — September 24, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

  21. Really lovely post. My rural neighbors all turn their heads and do anything they can to avoid saying hello. I grew up in the midwest and have a hard time with such unfriendliness. Thanks for the reminder to persevere in kindness.
    Stop by my enchanted oven for a PM cookie!

    Comment by lisa skiles — September 24, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

  22. Thank you for sharing all of this information. It was so much fun. You did an amazing job on this post. Please visit me:

    Comment by Linda Lampert — September 24, 2011 @ 12:34 PM

  23. I really, really enjoyed your post! I love how you point out the fact that it is hard to discriminate against people you can’t even really identify! Great job!! I wish I had done something this profound 😦 Maybe next year! Thank you for stopping by mine!!
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•`*SANDI

    Comment by Sandi — September 24, 2011 @ 1:23 PM

  24. Thanks you for your comment at my blog. You have a original message for us. You can use your black bell to call witches… but love too, and cats, and to say “hello” to everybody even strange witches. See you soon!

    Noemi from Magic Twist

    Comment by Noemi — September 24, 2011 @ 1:26 PM

  25. Yay..such a super fun post..enchanting and beautiful! Loved watching the old tv clips…hilarious! Thanks for this magical post! I have enjoyed my visit!

    Comment by Victoria — September 24, 2011 @ 3:42 PM

  26. Practical Magic meets bewitched, MOST EXCELLENT!!

    Comment by Rinni — September 24, 2011 @ 4:26 PM

  27. Wonderful post and I really enjoyed the Bewitched clips and use to have so much fun watching that when I was young.

    Love the idea of your blog party blog, it’s so easy to miss good parties and it’s lovely to find some listed in one place, I’ll be checking that in future now. I have become a follower and if you don’t mind a tip, I’d move your gadget for followers up nearer the top of the page, not everyone scrolls down to the end of blogs and it is easy for it not to get noticed. It’s such a good idea it deserves to get more widely know about. I’ll put a link to it on my blog too for you.

    Comment by dragonfly jane — September 24, 2011 @ 5:02 PM

    • Thank you for the wonderful suggestions.
      When I set up that blog I had no clue how to begin. It is different from WP.
      I will be moving the followers widget thingee now.
      Thank you for linking back to me. ❤

      Comment by DogsMom — September 24, 2011 @ 10:12 PM

  28. I have some great neighbors, we share plants and seeds or just stop and talk about gardening. Great post, love it!!!


    Comment by My Trinkets — September 24, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

  29. Love this post! I’m the neighbor that the other neighbors think is odd…it’s so lovely to find, on this Practical Magic blog hop, that I’m not the only one! Thanks for visiting my PM blog post…


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

    Comment by Victoria — September 24, 2011 @ 9:22 PM

  30. what a magical post! thanks so much!!!!!

    Comment by a pink dreamer — September 25, 2011 @ 1:12 AM

  31. Oh, love this post!! and adored Bewitched….I think it was adorable and I also think that she was a wonderful person in real life.


    Comment by Cindy Adkins — September 25, 2011 @ 2:45 AM

  32. Love this! What an enjoyable post with a wonderful message. I will admit I am definitely the odd one in my neighborhood and proud to be so! I have always loved Bewitched and I haven’t seen this episode in ages. Thank you so much for sharing everything and for being a part of the party this year 🙂


    Comment by Anna — September 25, 2011 @ 3:01 AM

  33. Great Party Post so glad I came. Love the shoe graphics.


    Comment by sue hunter — September 25, 2011 @ 10:24 AM

  34. Great sentiment. I loved seeing your images of Bewitched and Sabrina, lots of lovely witchey goodness.

    Comment by Rachel — September 25, 2011 @ 10:32 AM

  35. Thanks so much for dropping by my PM party post and for your kind words! Happy 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party!

    Comment by Jo — September 25, 2011 @ 1:32 PM

  36. Brilliant post!I I love the photo of Samantha with her Tabitha!

    Comment by — September 25, 2011 @ 5:35 PM

  37. Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. 😀 LOL I love this post! I have recently found out that I have neighbors who are demons (just kidding) but they have been mean lately! *sadface*

    I am enjoying the blog party. Thanks for posting such a fun contribution to the party!

    Comment by Ricki Treleaven — September 25, 2011 @ 6:46 PM

  38. This is a fantastic post and oh so true!!

    Comment by Tenaé — September 25, 2011 @ 11:50 PM

  39. busy. busy… forever the party gal you be! I do enjoy halloween, and love your play o words… I will visit & see if my head can put together anything hauntingly creative??

    Comment by Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails — September 26, 2011 @ 12:14 AM

  40. Don’t know if you saw my post last year with Drewcilla my bike flying witch but I get a lot of teasing that I have come down from my pole!!! People always said I looked like Samantha. She was so adorable. Wish my nose worked like hers.

    Comment by Jacqueline — September 26, 2011 @ 12:57 AM

  41. Adorable post!! What fun neighbors you have ;p

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Meanderings

    Comment by Melissa — September 26, 2011 @ 3:42 PM

  42. So true about the neighbors – you never know. I love the Bewitched references. I wanted to be Tabitha when I was a little girl!

    Comment by Lisa — September 26, 2011 @ 4:12 PM

  43. What a great post! So much fun. Thank you and I would love any promotion you would like to give my blog and it’s Halloween going-ons. Let me know any info you would like to have. I’m going to make a button for it tonight.
    Kris 8)

    Comment by Laughing Vixen Lounge — September 26, 2011 @ 10:16 PM

  44. I think we’re *all* the neighbor next door about whom everyone wonders!

    Thank you for reminding us to wonder and care and, most important, share!

    Comment by CuddlyBunny — September 26, 2011 @ 11:29 PM

  45. “Who so loves believes the impossible.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Comment by Stephania Booe — September 28, 2011 @ 12:19 PM

  46. I had a neighbor come over and introduce herself yesterday, don’t see that often any more. Thanks for sharing your post at Bacon Time. I need to be more outgoing with my own neighbors.

    Comment by mindie — September 28, 2011 @ 12:54 PM

  47. Thanks for visiting me! You have a very nice blog. Our neighbors are very friendly and they have two smaller doggies and a few cats, but I don’t think they are witches!

    Comment by Brian — September 29, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

  48. Really enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing.

    Zoe x

    Comment by zoe — October 2, 2011 @ 8:34 AM

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