In this month’s newsletter: Black cats, Fall festivals, salty language, and some of my favorite things
October in Texas is quite possibly the perfect reason to hop in your car and head out of the city to a small town Fall festival or art market. My band of merry women, She Creates Union, is hosting our 4th Luna Market on Friday, October 30th for 6-9pm in beautiful downtown Elgin, Texas. 

Luna Market is a curated open-air market of women makers and artists, food, and entertainment with a little bit of theatre and whimsy. 

Hosted a handful of times per year in any location that strikes our fancy, but always in beautiful historic downtown Elgin, Texas.

Visit for a full list of vendors.

Follow us on Instagram @shecreatesunion

I am very partial to black cats and have had two as pets, Noodle (RIP) and Olive. Black cats were considered desirable partners for witches because of their ability to remain unseen in dark places and as witch hunts grew in popularity, so did the superstitions about black felines. 

But did you know...

That, historically,  sailors and fishermen believed that having a black cat onboard would guarantee a safe journey.

Fishermen’s wives kept black cats to ensure their husbands returned home safely from sea.

In some cultures around the world, it’s a sign of good luck if you dream about a black cat, see one walking towards you, or if you happen to find a stray white hair on its velvety black fur.

My favorite things this month:

Watching The Wicker Man 1973 Amazon Prime. This original with Christopher Lee and Britt Eklund is legendary for a reason.

Read or listen to The Lottery by Shirley Jackson first published in The NewYorker in 1948. Chilling as always.

These salty birds!

Speaking of salty... this talk about forgiveness by Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber will give you something to ponder.

The Pack Horse Library Initiative This story of a wonderfully creative project by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Things to do in October...
  • Have your kitchen knives professionally sharpened before the onslaught of holiday cooking.
  • Plant wildflower seeds. Find regional mixes here.
  • Knit a pumpkin hat for a little one.
  • The Round Top Antiques Show is always a good time. Wear comfortable shoes.
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Stay Cheeky,
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