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Healthy Climate

A California Tall Tale

California must be the healthiest state in the union, yes sir! I know of one chap who’s grandfather lived to be 200 years old. The old man got awful tired of living after awhile, but couldn’t seem to sicken and die.

Finally, his relatives tactfully suggested he try traveling away from California. And sure enough, it worked. The old man took sick not long after leaving and died.

It was part of his last request that they bury him in California; so his heir had his body shipped home. But wouldn’t you know it, as soon as he crossed the border into California, the old man revived and rose right out of his coffin, as spry as ever. His heir suggested more travel, but the old man decided to stick it out until his time came.


Spooky California What’s it like, living with a 200 year old man who never gets around to dying? It’s a pain in the you-know-where, according to Stanley, the man’s great-granson!Stanley is just one of 30 characters in Spooky California by . Read about the Lady in Lace, La Llorona the wailing woman, a Corpse Walker, the Lake Tahoe Serpent, and many more California ghosts.



S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series published by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of “let’s pretend” quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children’s Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.