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Wishing for the old fashioned Halloween

This is my grandson on Halloween. There is a family resemblance. You know I had candy and turned the outside light on and had all of three kids, one was my grandson, one the kid across the street and one little girl who gave me a sack of candy rather than take candy. She was from a local Baptist church that was handing out sacks of candy and invitations to their church. I heard that one of the wealthier sections of town had so many kids that a lot of people ran out of candy. That is really sad that parents thought only the richer people were giving out safe candy or the only other safe place was to the mall. There was a Scare on the Square downtown that gave out some candy and had some other Halloween things. There are no longer kids going from house to house in their own neighborhoods anymore. It is awful that people who gave out candy with needles in it or other bad things, have made people afraid to let their kids Trick or Treat. When I was a kid we ran all around our neighborhood and other places to get candy with never a fear of getting something dangerous. We did a few ornery things like moving something around in someones yard or moving it down the street but we never did anything that hurt anyone and we never got any bad candy. We did have an old man in his long johns yell at us that “I see you where ever you are”, and we knew if he could have found us he would have chased us down the street. (We moved an old statue from his yard to the bushes.) Back then we didn’t even have to have our parents go along with us. I really feel sorry for my grandkids who will never know a Halloween like I had as a kid.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AMERICA

he, he, see what I did to your car!!

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Blogger Judy said…

Hi Ann, Hope you found lots of bargains at the yard sale. I love the dogs dressed up for Halloween. I think I am finally grown up now. lol. Hope that witch did not get in my garage and find my car.
November 1, 2008 7:05 PM

The Witch Has Hit The Pole!!!

This is my favorite time of the year. I love the cloudy skies, cooler weather, the fall flowers and even tho I hate to rake leaves, that comes with the season. When my friend across the street puts her witch on the telephone pole, I know Halloween is not far away. The kids who pass by on their way to school get so excited when the witch goes up. My friend has been doing it for several years and now it is a tradition of sorts. The town is also having a scare crow contest this year and you can see several no matter where you go. There are lots of really creative people. This coming weekend is the Fall town wide garage sale and I can hardly wait. I always remember Halloweens in the past when my kids were in junior high. Every year my son and his best friend would take over his friends garage and build a haunted house for the neighborhood kids. My son calls that “The Great Cardboard Box Adventure”. They were so dedicated and the kids loved it. Fall brings memories of the time I went to upstate New York, the Catskills, with my friend around Halloween. What a beautiful place. The trees were at the height of their fall colors and the weather was just perfect. My friend didn’t fly, so we went by bus. Don’t ever go from Oklahoma to New York and back again on a bus! My seat was so sore from sitting so long I thought I could never sit again. If anyone likes to rake leaves, drop by and I will give you a rake.


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Blogger Judy said…

Hi Ann, I have been raking leaves for several weeks and have already mulched almost 50 bags. I bought a leaf vac this year that sucks them up and mulches them. It has been a great help to me. I have about 22 very tall oaks and thats a lot of leaves. I love the witch and you know I love Halloween and fall is my favorite time of the year. I know you will find lots of bargains at all those yard sales. Wish I was there to go with you!
October 23, 2008 8:26 PM