Oops! * giggle * Hi, ossobuco!
I see that a word of explanation is in order.
I was reacting to what chai2 had said, which is quoted as follows:
My house is on the ancient burial grounds of the Micmac Indians.
So no, I don't let anyone in who says they used to live here.
Now, first of all, knowing that chai2 lives in Texas, I knew that her house was not built upon MicMac burial grounds, as the MicMacs have never lived in our fair state. At least that's what I've assumed. So, I also assumed she was joking. Specifically, I think she had a certain Stephen King novel in mind that resolved around a particular MicMac burial ground located in the state of Maine, of course, several miles in the forest behind the house in which the protagonist and his family had settled; namely ...
Perhaps you've read this novel, as have most of our fellow A2K members (again, another assumption of mine). I did in 1983, the year it was published. If you haven't already read it and you like suspense, you might enjoy reading it (or maybe not). I loved it! My wife didn't want to read it because of all the cussing, which Stephen is wont to do; so, I told her the plot in all its horrifying detail. During both of her pregnancies, I'd joke with her and say that if we had a son, we'd name him Gage or if we had a daughter, we'd name her Zelda.
By the way, there's an excellent three-hour radio adaptation of Pet Sematary
that was produced for the BBC and is currently available on CD and possibly on audio cassette as well. I highly recommend it to anyone who's interested. It certainly is far superior to the movie, which I found to be disappointing.