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October 29, 2011

Went to a Halloween Carnival at grandson’s pre-school today.  It was outside.  Forty-five degrees, windy and damp.   Most of the activities were in the shade of the church.  I bought a small cup of hot chocolate (luke-warm) and drank it.  Had on my parka.  Stood in the sun drinking it.  The sun helped.   Still had a good time. They had a silent auction indoors where I retreated to and watched the kids playing on the slides and plastic gyms that were for sale.   They had a good time.  Just saw on the tube that it is snowing in Hartford Conn.  Don’t remember weather this cold in late October.

My daughter sent me a picture of her two-year old daughter dressed up in her costume and asked me if I saw it and knew what it was supposed to be.  I had no clue.  She was wearing something pink.  My daughter said she was dressed as an octopus.   I said I thought octopi were green. Looked like a pink monster of some sort.  But I didn’t tell her that.  He son is going to go as a skeleton.  He likes ghosts and scary things.

We don’t get many Trick or Treaters any more.  Mosty we have grandchildren and children of friends who bring their toddlers and young kids by.    I like to see their costumes.  We give them little Snickers and Butter Fingers as treats.   I always liked Butter Fingers and Milky Ways when I was that age. And the Hershey bars and the Mound were good but they were for older people.  And Mounds cost a dime and the others were all a nickel.  Spending the extra nickel to get a Mounds was always a rare treat.   Halloween was always fun.

From → Observation

One Comment
  1. coachmac4 permalink

    We don’t get many Halloween trick or treaters either. Churches, malls, businesses are handing out candy and parents are afraid to let their kids go to strangers’ doors. Signs of our times.

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