Archive for October, 2013

30
Oct
13

Halloween Favorites

Halloween has always been a special time for me. Of course, it’s the favorite holiday of all kiddos, but my birthday happens to fall near Halloween, so it was double fun for me!

My birthday parties tended to be Halloween themed and it was such fun to have everyone in costume and all the decorations around the house. We had a huge yard with many trees, so jumping in piles of leaves was often incorporated into the party!

Because of my birthday and due to the fact of living in a rural area, trick-or-treating was minimal – what there was, was done by car, going just to relatives homes and visiting a bit, not just getting a treat and heading out. This was sometimes the only time I’d see some of my distant relatives other than at church and it was a nice tradition.

Of course, as I got older things changed and I’d go out with friends for group trick-or-treating, and then comes that sad day when you’re too old to go.

That doesn’t mean you’re too old for Halloween, though! I have attended many adult Halloween parties and also had lots of fun helping my children with their Halloween costumes and plans. Now I have grandchildren, so the fun never ends!

My favorite costume as a child was a clown. As an adult, I’ve been Red Riding Hood (!), a housewife with curlers and cold cream, a pirate, and the best – a Tacky Tourist, complete with fanny pack, camera, binoculars, and crazy mix matched clothes.

Last year I shared my favorite story with you, Tippity Witchet. I look forward to reading it again tomorrow!

My favorite Halloween treat was always homemade popcorn balls – yum!

What are some of your favorite memories, traditions, treats or costumes?

Enjoy the day!

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15
Oct
13

Quote of the Day (but not every day)

“The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.” ~ Stephen King, Bag of Bones