Monday, July 09, 2012

ABC Wednesday
July 10th, 2012

Z is the letter for this week, and we are once more through the alphabet with hundreds of
 wonderful postings to this great meme.

Z is for Zillah

Ah yes, Zillah, who drank too much gin - the last of the Gashlelycrumb Tinies, created by Edward Corey

And Zillah, Dorcas's faithful servant in Lark Rise to Candleford

Zillah, in Genesis, was one of the wives of Cain's descendant, Lamech

and the mother of Tubalcain and Naamah

I have no pictures, - you will have to use your imagination!!

However, somehow this biblical Zillah has become one with 
Zillah, a second generation Vampire from White Wolf Wiki,  (as far as I can understand)
and some of you may have read or seen this fantasy character
or played the game.

But,  Wikipedia has a picture of Zillah, a vampire from The Lost Souls,

written by Poppy Z. Brite

Just a few hundred miles from the Canada-USA border in Yakima County
I came upon pictures of the town of Zillah, named after
Zillah Oakes, who cried so pitifully when she was being moved to this town with her family
that her father promised to name the town after her, if she would just stop crying.
I read that in Wikipedia!!!

It is vineyard country, that probably at one time was full of apple orchards. and an old 
picture of the town looks very much like Keremeos in early days.

A remnant of those olden days in Zillah is an historical building.

The Teapot Dome Gas Station

It was built in the 1920's as a gas station, and a reminder of the Teapot Dome scandal, originally
located on the outskirts of town, but the building was moved into the center of Zillah
where it is now used as a Visitor's Information Centre. (Center

Zillah, a lovely, musical name that I was not familiar with before,
but find slipping off my tongue quite pleasantly.

For more Z's click here, with many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt for originating this meme
and to all her Zany helpers who assist in keeping it fresh and fun.


Carol said...

What a fun post! I haven't thought of the Gashleycrumb Tinies in years.... and I didn't know of the town called Zillah. Love the teapot dome gas station....

Leslie: said...

Fascinating post! I prefer the story of Zillah being the wife of one of Cain's ancestors to the Zillah who's a vampire, though. lol

abcw team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

What fascinating twists and journey this name has taken!

Roger Owen Green said...

What a ripoff - no pictures of the lady from Genesis! ;-)
ROG, ABC Wednesday team.

photowannabe said...

Totally fascinating.
Love everything about this post. Its full of humor and great , never heard before information.

chubskulit said...

Interesting choices for Z.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

VioletSky said...

Perhaps one day this name will make a comeback!

Terri Buster said...

Coolest gas station ever!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Zillah! What a beautiful name! And the weeping young lady is very lovely too.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I had forgotten about Zillah in Lark Rise. A wonderful set of characters. A x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I was wondering as I started reading the post if you knew about Zillah near Yakima -- the only time I've ever heard the name (relatives used to live there) it was fun hearing the history of it and learning about all the rest of the Zillahs. You always find the most creative things for these alpha posts!