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    Melanie Skipp
    Melanie Skipp
    Melanie Skipp

    Melanie Skipp

    Scientifically Sweet: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes

    Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

    Funfetti Sheet Cake! This cake... wow... it's a crowd pleaser. Soft, buttery, filled to the brim with sprinkles. And the vanilla frosting is out of this world.

    Everyone needs The Best Blondie Recipe - and this is the one I love! Filled with pecans, white chocolate chips and toffee pieces, every bite is sweet and rich and buttery.

    STOP RIGHT HERE!! These Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls are THE BEST. Cheesy carby goodness like whoa.

    Piping hot biscuits! Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth, easy-to-make classics.

    The Best Chewy Café-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are so soft and chewy-- definitely the best chocolate chip cookie I've ever had! | hostthetoast.com

    Labyrinth continues to be on my favourite movies list, 25 years on.

    Memento Mori ring Late 17th century, The Ashmolean Museum

    The girl on the left is deceased & the phtographer painted her eyes on the photograph. This was common practice to include dead children in family portraits.

    Fairy girl. Post mortem photo, you can see the stand holding her up, and her eyes are painted on

    The Invisible Mother | Retronaut

    Portrait of deceased Woman with Fur Coat by Wisconsin Historical Images

    During a search for Victorian examples of post-mortem photography, I came across these mysterious and extremely odd vintage portraits of families in which the mother is disguised as a chair. In some cases there seems to be a real attempt to make the figure of the mother appear like an actual chair; in other cases,like this one it looks like they simply want to conceal the mother's identity. Maybe it's to keep a live child still enough to take a clear photo or to keep a deceased one in position.

    Genuinely creepy. POSSIBLE post mortem photo of the twin on the right. Stands were sometimes used to make the deceased seem alive. The R. Twins skin is discolored, the eyes are lifeless, arm hangs at his side and there's an unnatural leaning to his stance, whereas his brother has turned his head and is glancing up at him with trepidation. Live Siblings and surviving twins were often posed with their deceased siblings for post-mortem photos.

    Example of a postmortem photo where eyes have been painted onto the girls eyelids so it appears her eyes are open and that she is alert.

    From the time daguerreotypes became available c.1839, Memento Mori photos were a way of honoring & remembering the dead. The practice faded after about 1900 as cameras became common & people were likely to have other photos taken during life.