Halloween! It’s what we do 😉
By ‘we’ I mean me, my son, Sir R, and my daughter, Lady J!
Warning: If you are one of those folks that don’t do Halloween for religious purposes, I respectfully encourage you to feel free to browse and find another post that is more to your liking.
Lady G is not about being offensive.
So, with that said, please bypass!
Now, for those of you who are either covert or overt lovers of Halloween, I urge you to stick around and let me stimulate some of your fondest fall holiday memories!”
OK, as the opening line implies, I am a Halloween nut!
You see it all started back in the mid to late 1970’s when Mama would take me and Tack trick or treating.
We’d have a ball knocking on doors in order to collect and stockpile chocolates, bubblegums, and hard candies.
We trashed the candy corn–but who didn’t?
Candy corn is to Halloween as fruitcake is to Christmas!
Anyway, for my brother and I, October was an all around exciting month because, apart from trick or treating, we’d also get to go to the fair!
Well….that’s if we raked up all the freaking pine straw in the front yard first!
Yeeeaaaaah, that was one of Daddy’s rules.
Nevertheless, we were happy to rake the yard so that we could hurry to the fair.
The sights, the smells, the music! Talk about a good time!
Don’t worry, I’ll tell you more about the fair later in the month.
Anyway, back to Halloween.
As I am sure you can recall, during the week of Halloween, the major television networks would air old scary movies and Halloween specials!
Remember, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?”
How ’bout The classic Disney version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?”
Both of those are part of my collection!
Back then, Tack and I lived for those cartoons!
Every time we saw the little ‘intro’ that the networks played to indicate that a “Special Presentation” would be replacing regular TV programming, we were SHOOK!!!!!
To the core!
Seriously, what kid in the ’70’s didn’t get excited knowing that “60 minutes” was being replaced with “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special?”
Now wait a minute…
Who in fresh hell was Paul Lynde?
Most of us had not a clue, but, the fact was, he had done a Halloween Special–and that’s all we needed to know 😉
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Those were the good old days, and I simply refuse to let them go!
Therefore, I go ALL out for Halloween!
Baby, I take it much farther than my Mama ever did!
To date, my partners in crime are my kids and my Dad!
Just so you know, for Mama, Halloween was pretty cut and dry. She gave out candy and took us trick or treating.
That’s it! That’s all!
As for Tack, these days, he could take it or leave it. Although he was younger than I was, he outgrew Halloween rather early.
I never did!
Today, Lady J and I will put out all of the Halloween decorations. We should have done it sooner but we got busy over the weekend.
Here’s ONE of the boxes we’ll pull from:
Once we get everything in place, I’ll do a post showing how it all turned out!
Anyway, along with our other Halloween festivities, Lady J and I will be watching all kinds of scary movies for the remainder of the month.
Oh yes, I have some serious opinions about scary movies.
So does Lady J!
We will be sharing those opinions–and more with you very soon.
Until next time! Happy Haunting!
Meet me in comments and tell me about some of your favorite memories of Halloween.
Do you still celebrate it? If you live in another country, please tell us about your fall traditions.