Friday, November 2, 2018

                Growing up as a child, Halloween was a super fun night for my siblings, my cousins, my friends and myself.  It was all about dressing up and hitting the streets, with two goals in mind.......One was to gather as much candy as we possibly could.  The other was to use bars of soap to write on the windows of the downtown shops. 

I grew up in a very small town.  Everyone knew EVERYONE!   The owners of those shops knew every kid in town and they also knew that these kids were going to write on their store front windows with soap.  This was probably the one time of the year when the windows were cleaned.  They had to use water to wash the soap off and to their advantage, the soap cleaned the windows REALLY well.  

Never once when I was growing up, did the thoughts of evil come in to play on Halloween.   We never, ever thought about the things that seem to represent Halloween these days.  It was a night of pure fun for us kids back in the day.    Nothing, absolutely nothing about EVIL.

Halloween is the same for my kiddos Now.   Our little ones (with their parents) usually go to a church festival and play games as well as gather candy.   Our older ones come here to Pop's and Shug's house.    They love to pass out candy to kids.....they love to carve pumpkins....they love to EAT.....

Here are a few pictures of our Halloween evening....

Me and the "Chick fil a" cow.....   BVT (Breckinridge village) was sponsoring a Trunk R' Treat for the residents and the day program men and women.    BVT is a residential community for adults
with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.   My niece (Tammy) attends the day program.     

This is me and Tammy at the village....




Me again.....being a little crazy with the family...

The absolute cutest of all trick R' treaters....

Mylee Jo is the Scarecrow.....her friend, Charlsie is Dorothy and her friend Maggie is the Lion.  

They were and are adorable....



Our older grandkids......carving pumpkins....


Older grandkids and POP'S.......

It was a fun night.....we drank Orange Pumpkin Punch, 
and we ate PIZZA and chocolate cupcakes with orange and yellow
sprinkles...

I loved the kids being here......

shug 









4 comments:

  1. THIS is the way Halloween should be! No blood, serial killers, or evil. Great pictures. You look pretty in that hat and gold mask.

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  2. Hi Shug!

    What a fun night!! I loved your Halloween history! We never, ever thought of anything evil on Halloween, it was always just fun stuff! I don't do much for Halloween, we only get a few trick-or-treaters, so I buy really fun treats for them. Our church does a, trunk-or-treat, where anyone who wants to participate, parks in the lighted parking lot, with their trunks facing the inside. They give the kids candy from their trunk, and some people go all out and decorate their trunks...it's really fun! After all the candy is handed out, there is hot chocolate and donuts for those who want them. We live in the country, so it's truly a fun event for all the country kids!

    Your pumpkin carvers are adorable!!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  3. Halloween can be so much fun --with family nearby... Since none of our kids or grands live nearby--we don't even think much about Halloween these days... Since we live in mostly a retirement community, there are no 'trick-or-treaters' ---so as I said, Halloween is just an ordinary night for us...

    Glad you all had a GREAT time.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. It looks like a great time for sure, Shug! Lots of good fun. Our subdivision has grown up and we had just a few trick or treaters, miss the days of seeing a lot of dressed-up kids. And our grandson lives in AZ so don't see him anymore at Halloween either. You are a lucky lady to be surrounded by your grandkids and all!

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