Who's staying home and turning out the lights, refusing to answer the door? Who's going trick or treating or to a costume party? [More...]
Anyone else remember this?
For those of you online tonight, here's an open thread, all topics welcome.
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We live in the country, and there are only about 12 homes on our road. When the kids were little, we would take them to my mother's neighborhood, and in the years before the encroachment of development, the school would have a big Halloween party - my older daughter won a contest for "scariest costume in the 1st grade" - she was a witch (both of the girls were), and we - I - had a blast doing makeup in lieu of a mask; she really was pretty scary!
Later, when they were older, we took them to a closer-by neighborhood of townhomes that was built about 10 years after we moved out here. Everyone else in the area took their kids to that townhouse community, too, but the people who lived there were good-natured about it. Often, neighbors who lived in a grouping of homes would all sit out together to greet the kids and offer candy, and in general, they did a bang-up job of decorating for all the kids. It was fun, but by the end of the night, I felt like we had walked about 5 miles - used to have to dip into the candy to get the sugar rush for extra energy!
Watching Dr. Jeykyll and Mr. Hyde on TCM; Sepncer Tracy as the good doctor and also starring Ingrid Bergman...
Big parental day today. Audrey, smart girl that she is, figured out I was going to the grocery store because mommy's grocery list has the FreshDirect logo at top with fruits and vegetables. So I started reading the list to her and she points to a word I hadn't mentioned yet and says, "That says sandwich!" Uh, who the heck taught my little girl to read? She just turned 3 in August!
I'm told I started reading at 2, but in my case, it's because my older brother made me, since he decided that I was just sitting around, anyway. :-)
getting candy put into a bucket just for showing up was the most amazing thing she has ever done in life so far.
those were the days. . .
He's dressing up as a doctor tonight. If he goes out door to door, I'm pretty sure his routine will be to set the bucket down to applaud the addition of each piece of candy. Life is a constant celebration :)
For others, life is a piece of birthday cake on a stick. :)
I'm in heaven. We also got cauliflower, baby spinach (1/2 pound!!), golden turnips, Japanese radish, lettuce, kale, garlic, butternut squash, leeks . . . I think there's something else, but memory is failing, lol!~ Oh and I got double eggs this week as some of the egg folks didn't show today, so extra for baking etc.
I have done the house as a castle (built a fake front on the porch) and was a wizard. Done 'under the sea' with seaweed and the front of a ship and gone as a fish... well, you get the idea...
I'm just profoundly grateful it isn't up to me to have to decide what to do about Afghanistan. Iraq is a piece of cake by comparison.
"I don't like what my taxes are spent on, so I don't want to pay them."
"I don't like the health care decisions people make, so I don't want to pay for them."
If you really want to solve a lot of problems, just tax the ever loving goodness out of advertising. It won't solve all of our cultural problems (there will always be the tabloids to tell us who is too thin, too fat, in rehab and so forth) but it will make it harder to get the message that we just need some Product or Service to make our lives better.
(Now I'm visualizing the new Welfare Queen - the jobless single mother with all of her children's perfect teeth in braces. Anyone got a picture?)
Balllroom Hillary and Dancin' Tom DeLay did a scorched earth turn to Screamin' Jay Hawkins, another classic tingler. Mind you, Husb's dancing is scary even if it's the Chicken Dance.
In any recognized couple dance, I'm there to go through the introductory motions until he can fling me aside for this solo thing he does that looks like he's fending off an alien tractor beam trying to load him onto the mothership.
Even when we stay home on Halloween, we dress for the occasion. I have a Bride of Frankenstein getup complete with stand-up wig and love pretending that I had no idea it was Halloween. I just "happen" to have lots of treats on me, though! :-D
Husb answers the door as Smart@ss Death. After the kiddies get their treats, he waves the scythe over accompanying adults.
"Hmmm ... nah. Now that I've met you personally, I'm taking you off the list. Have a treat but eat your veggies 'kay?"
Just for fun wonder what it would be like to do "The Stroll" with Jeralyn in a dance with some the girls here. City Guy style, You know back then we had a dance every Friday night guys would dude up yup grade school stuff "suits then are cool" and polished shoes shirt and ties, girlies would doll up "sweet". Today, don't see it, not happening, and look our kids, they get the chance to see us on Utube fifty years ago with chrome rings clipped in the ears on cheeks nose and lips. For me or kids are dumb down.
Music characterizes the society, looks and dresses just as the, Stroll. In my opinion the same choreography became a major feature on the American TV programme 'Soul Train' although they didn't acknowledge it as "The Stroll". Even American Bandstand Dick Clark claims to be the leading edge in it. Here in the beginning media telling America what to do.
Look at the "Lindi shuffle" real different dress code cowboy style Stroll compared to the city boys Shan a na na Stroll;
Cowboys all dressed alike guess it was group theory and we didn't know it.
City style real individual dressy cool skirts, that was me Strolling down the center, shoes cool no boots too red neck, wild ties but no glitzy stuff however remember the iridescent pants and shirts that came in about that time. Yike it was fun to go shopping then in the middle of the Korean war guess we were all dumb down.
My dances happened to be a lot more conservative than Shan na na but similar. Not as glitzy.
So there is my doo wap doo wap happening.