Friday, January 6, 2012

La Befana

Today, in Italy and southern Switzerland, a magical witch called La Befana flies on her broomstick to deliver treats to kids who have been good (and charcoal to those who have been bad).

Why on earth kids need more treats after the holiday season, I don't know, but I met La Befana--she's also known as Frau Perchta--earlier this fall in the Valley of Light, and she said I was on her list, too. Wotten waven!


  1. you were on the good list or the naughty list? BOL! Thanks for following me! I'm going to follow you too, but I don't know if I am brave enough to travel to Italy or Switzerland! I'm excited to back-read!

  2. Dear Kootenai,
    I made the good list! I recently traveled to your native state of Montana, and I plan to post about that trip soon!

    Dear Nola,
    Glad you like the Befana!

    Keep on wagging,

  3. Dear Tootsie,
    Is she a very good witch, that Befna lady? does she have glittery shoes?

    yours in Gotham,

  4. Dear Dogless in Gotham,

    Befana is a very good witch. Yes, she has glittery shoes -- just like a good witch should wear. She brought me some doggy biscuits.

    Thanks for your note, and please keep on wagging!


  5. With Frau Perchta please stay on good terms
    If not, all delinquents soon learn
    That chocolate outranks
    Lumps of coal for our thanks
    And it's all for the good of "the Firm"


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