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Halloween… A Time for Young and Old!

 

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Halloween is here!…

The kids are ready I’m sure…

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Oh, my!… that was a silly question!

I make sure I have more than enough for those little faces that come to my door…

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This year… the old traditional ones will be seen… and the new…

Only my Grandson is dressing this year…

scary face that I hope to see in photos later…

My Kennedy will be handing out the candy this year with a friend…

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Oh, my!… where has the time flown!…

Parties are getting more favorable each year with friends/families…

I think that is a great idea…

My kids took the Jack-o-lantern Tour through the park…

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My two youngest Grandkids went with me to see “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”…

We decided it was a good movie for Halloween…

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We watched Charlie Brown with Linus waiting for the “Great Pumpkin”… on TV…

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Jill liked the Baby Bibs I had sold at a Craft Fair last year…

I thought I would hand them out to the babies who come tonight with their parents…

although she has claimed one!…

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I made my Grasscutter/Neighbor a Jack-o-lantern Cake for the family… and Cupcakes for the Grandkids…

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but, for those who always went from house to house… that is our memory…

I hope all are kept safe from any bad spookiness!… and that the Trick or Treater’s get some good candies to eat!

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HAVE FUN!… young and old…

 

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TREAT

I think my blog would hand out…

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I’m actually handing out these brightly colored wrapped chocolates…

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BUNCO Halloween???

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only she searched and searched and no butt to be found…

Now where could it have gone…

Well, I joined in the search but, no butt!

She has put it away far too well… hiding it from herself!

She didn’t give up though… She was going to our BUNCO group party dressed as something!     diceladies

She bought a very scary mask… used her black cape coat and her Psych T-Shirt… that says she has escaped and entered the room with a slight limping and dragging

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They looked at me and asked,  “Where’s your sister?”…

I just shrugged… thinking they should have known…

we had walked in together…

After a few minutes the word was out … They loved it!

There were a few ladies “dressed up” in their fancy Halloween shirts…

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and jewelery… but, most just said, “I forgot… I wish I had worn mine!”…

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We didn’t have any Frankensteins, Witches, Mummies, Ghosts….

I was not in the mood to really go all out like my sis… but, did manage to create a…

” Fascinator” Halloween Hat”…

It’s just a headband with photos, feathers and ribbons… but, turned out quite cute…

Using hot glue gun… stapler…and arranging the photos…

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The Skeleton said, “Play BUNCO!… You Booby!”… (Booby being the lowest prize given out!)

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 Other creatures adorned the hat as well… with Trick or Treat being prominent… for anyone wanting to give me a treat!

We are never too old to Trick or ????

You know you are too old to
Trick or Treat when
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10. You keep knocking on your own front door.

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9. You remove your false teeth to… 

change your appearance.

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8. You ask for soft high fiber candy only…

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7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag…
and you lose your balance and fall over.

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6. People say: ‘Great Boris Karloff Mask,’
and you’re not wearing a mask.

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5. When the door opens you
yell, ‘Trick or…’
and you can’t remember the rest.

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4. By the end of the night,
you have a bag full of restraining orders.

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3. You have to carefully
choose a costume that doesn’t dislodge your hairpiece.

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2. You’re the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood…

with a walker

And the number one reason
Seniors should not go

Trick Or Treating

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1. You keep having to go home to pee.

#FWF Free Write Friday: Do You Fear the Night?

With Halloween less than a week away; do you fear the night, the dark? Here is your prompt…

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(Song lyrics from Epiphany, Nightcastle by Tran Siberian Orchestra.)

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“Fear of Night”    by: Marilyn Griffin

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Nighttime has crept in…

Black with stars shining…

Light into dark blend…

Shadows forming…

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I find myself…

Heading indoors…

Light has left…

Dark creatures lure…

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I peek outside…

Checking the silences…

Fear does abide…

My body tenses…

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Am I afraid? …

At that I wonder…

Have I made…

My own plunder…

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I peek again… hearing…

Nighttime noises…

Winds blowing…

Creature voices…

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Just time to rest…

Shut our eyes…

We’ll be our best…

When the sun does rise!

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The light arrives…

Our world does open..

Renewing our lives…

Our bodies mend…

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We need the dark…

A time to rest…

That distant spark…

To be our best!

My Senses Are Being Tantalized!

My senses are aware of the coming change of seasons..

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I feel the cooler airtouch of a warm sweater

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I smell the smoke from burning wood in our fire pitCinnamon wafting in air from hot cider…

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I see the leaves slowly starting to let loose of the branches of the trees… colors changing to yellow… orange and red…k7508174

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Children heard outdoors… trying to get in those last moments of playing outdoors… cooler wind picking up and blowing the leaves across the lawn…

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The flowers are dieing… Their last blooms looking spindly…

The fields are turning brown and golden

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Apples, Pumpkins and Dried Indian Corn tied together…

Gourds to decorate with…

Beautiful Mums in shades of orange, yellow, sienna, some almost a burgundy color…k15555818

My anticipation of Autumn is…

Going to Fall Festivals…

Cooking more soups / chilis…

Baking more…

Sipping hot chocolate and apple ciderCider-Mulled

Pumpkin… cinnamon… apple smells…

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Crisp cool air

Baking Pumpkin Seeds

Stores full of Holiday decorations and ideas…

Sun setting earlier… and rising later…

Yes!… my senses are aware of the changes being made… and I intend to enjoy …

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Time for the “Jack-o-lanterns” to Come Out

The weather is perfect!

Autumn is in the air… football games abound…

( Been listening to our Louisville Cardinals game on TV…

YES!… they are winning!)

thoughts of cooler days for sure…

and Holidays that bring us fun times

I got the itch to finish a few Halloween items that I place around the house…

I don’t do nearly as much as I used to… Boys are grown…

But, a few items for the Grandkids and ourselves… to look at and hopefully enjoy!

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Dracula Cling – Kitchen Window

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Mummy Cling – Kitchen Window

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Frankenstein Cling – Kitchen Window

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Witch Cling – Kitchen Window

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Jack-o-lantern / Black Cat Cling – Kitchen Window

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Placemats and Fall Centerpiece  – Kitchen

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Fall Centerpiece…

Using Pear Candles and Dried Flowers… I already had…

Center Ceramic Pear has a Tealight also…

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Pumpkin House Tealight Holder…( Living Room )

Reminds me of the poem “Peter, Peter… Pumpkin Eater”

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A New find from the thrift store… Jack-o-lantern Pot Holder….

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Couldn’t resist the cute Jack-o lantern Paper Plates…

Of course I will have to replace a couple of times before Halloween!

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My Black Cat Tealight Holder in Bathroom…

I think he is so cute with his piece of Candy Corn!

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Autumn Wreath found at thrift Store…

I just added the little Scarecrow and Ribbon… Not bad!

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I change my house flag for each season…

Out come the family of Jack-o-lanterns!… to fly with “Old Glory…

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Thrift Store find!…

OLD! … plastic lighted Jack-0-lantern…

“Spooky”… glowing at night…

Enjoy each Holiday with a little fun decorating…

Always makes me smile and feel good inside!