WORD IS, this Halloween was the last time we'll ever see the world-famous DC Cemetery.
According to this rumor, Brent Ross, the Bush Street resident and designer of Mountain View's scariest haunted house in -- let's just say ever -- is folding up his coffins and turning off the smoke machines for good. The reason is that he's got a family now, and more important things to pursue.
Daniel DeBolt wrote a [Web Link story on the DC Cemetery] two years ago which alluded to this potential snag: "Ross' wife, Kasey, was watching him work on Thursday. 'It's the only way I get to see him,' she said." Still, Brent, what could be more important than the cheap thrills of strangers?
NANCY NOE WROTE IN with some kind words, and a tip, regarding the [Web Link recent memorial service] for Rosemary Stasek.
"I want to thank you for the wonderful coverage of Rosemary's memorial and the forum you provided for people to share their thoughts," she said. "I'm wondering if you might do a further service for those unable to attend the memorial."
Noe, a friend of Stasek and a board member at KMVT, says the television station has taped the service and will be broadcasting it this Sunday, Nov. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. KMVT is available on Comcast Channel 15 (and [Web Link online] as well). For more info, call the station at (650) 968-2540.
MOUNTAIN VIEW RESIDENT Elizabeth Cauley has taken on an interesting project: listen to "the top 1,001 albums of all time," as described in a book called "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," and blog about them.
"So here's the plan," she wrote in her blog's [Web Link first entry]. "1,001 albums. 1,001 days. I'll listen to the whole album, start to finish, no skipping. I'll write about how I feel about the album, my thoughts about the music, my life, etc. We'll see how this goes."
As of this writing, Cauley, who describes herself as "a complete music novice," is on day 86. She predicts she'll hit 1,001 on May 6, 2012.
"I'll be 26 (wow ... that's weird to write), and I'll have more on my iPod than Danny Gokey and Justin Timberlake."
Check out Cauley's blog at [Web Link lizs1001albums.blogspot.com].