Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween, 2014 Musing

We don't do any exterior decorations but my wife has this ornamental iron tree that she uses for holiday purposes. The ornaments on the tree above are all hand stitched by her. the tree is at the entrance door on an antique Washstand.

This was a weird Halloween. Normally, hardly any kids showed up so we always had a ton of candy left over, bad for me if you have a sweet tooth. This time around instead of being in the house, I put a chair out front and sat there with a bowl brimming with assorted sweets.... so the kids could see me and voila, almost all the candy was distributed by 7 PM. Which was good, because I was getting a bit chilled and it started to rain.

One of the things that bothered me this year was the fact that kids or their parents depending on your point of view hardly made an effort with costumes. I brought my Ipod with me to pass the time and maybe take a photo or to of the best costumes, but their was none to be had. When our kids were little my wife made great costumes for the kids. One year they were Ewoks from Star Wars, once my daughter was Rainbow Bright and once my youngest son wanted to be a penny, we accomplished that with two hula hoops and some cloth.

At least they were polite, even a few shy smiles every now and then, nearly all said thank you and Happy Halloween, etc. Not one rude kid at the door this year.

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