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.