It’s a Little Early, but….Halloween!

I must say, Halloween, the day itself, marks one of my favorite times of the year. I laugh to myself when I think about those warm October afternoons; rushing home after school to put my costume on, and preparing myself to get as much candy as possible. The candy! That’s what it was all about. Getting that candy. 🤣

Then, when I got older, I realized the generous people who opened their doors for me didn’t have to give candy at all. Yeah, I started analyzing the saying, “Trick or Treat.” 🤣 Trick or treat, say that a few times to yourself. As it turns out, they could’ve done a trick. Right? When we say, “Trick or Treat,” I think we’re giving them the option of doing something or giving us candy, but everyone gave candy. Did anyone ever get tricked? OMG, that’s so funny.

Where am I going with this-I do not know, but I just decided to dress up for Halloween this year. So yeah, I never got tricked, but I received a whole lot of candy.

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, Saturday, October 31st-the day before All Saints Day. I think what I love so much about Halloween is the deep tradition, which goes all the back to the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain. The people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off ghosts.

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Pope Gregory III, in the 8th century, designated the first day of November as a day to honor the saints; he named it All Saints Day, and he actually incorporated some of the old traditions of the Samhain Festival. Over time, Halloween evolved into what we have today; dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, and carving and painting pumpkins. ❤

Let’s not forget about mischief night! Okay, so Halloween got really weird when I left New Jersey because Pennsylvania doesn’t celebrate Halloween on the 31st. Don’t ask. Trick or treating actually takes place sometime before the 31st, but when I was younger and growing up in New Jersey, we as kids, would celebrate mischief night on the 30th, and then dress up and go out for candy on the 31st. If Halloween during that time fell on a Saturday, OH BOY! Watch out neighborhood because school got out on Friday, which meant Saturday we had no school, which meant we didn’t have to go to bed early, which also meant we could go out Friday night and participate in some mischievous activities. If Halloween fell on a Sunday, then mischief night became mischief day and night. 🤣 To be honest though, I don’t know if there was a mischief night that I didn’t get caught doing something stupid. I always got caught. One year, when I was in high school, my friends and I were driving around throwing eggs, and the cops caught us. Yup. The made us get out of the car and throw all the eggs we had at each other.

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I don’t even know if mischief night is recognized anymore (what a shame how they’re robbing the younger generations of good times and fun), but if you do participate, have fun. Don’t be an asshole and ruin it for everyone else.

How could we have a discussion about Halloween and not talk about all the movies Halloween inspired-like John Carpenter’s Halloween, Scream, Ghostbusters, Casper, and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

For personal reasons, there are many people who chose not to celebrate Halloween, and that’s their choice and the beautiful thing about living in this country, but for me, I couldn’t imagine what a year would be like without it.

I know Halloween isn’t for another month, but what the heck. Thank you for reading along, and have a blessed day.

Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! Carpenter, Peter J. McGuire, is credited with the invention of Labor Day; his proposal was presented in 1882 to a union in New York.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September every year, and it’s dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker.

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I hope everyone enjoys this extended weekend. Sit back, relax, eat, and talk about all the hard work you’ve been doing. It’s your day, and you deserve it!

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween, I brought you a poem,

Relax and read, get snuggled at home.

The air is crispy, the breeze it blows,

Watch for the tricksters, they file in rows.

The sun is in scorpio,

A watery delight,

You can dive into feelings,

Or seek candy and fright.

The moon is in Sag,

My fiery friend,

November soon commith,

This night is the end.

 

*Don’t worry, I did not curse anyone!  💞🎃♠


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Natural Living

On the website eventcrazy.com, I just found an advertisement providing details about an event called the Spiritual Holistic Expo.

The event is located at Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th Street in Allentown P.A., and it will be held on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday May 19th, from 10 am to 6pm.

Vendors from all over the Country will be there with their supplies and services supporting wellness and balance of the mind, body, and spirit.

This might be worth checking out if your into natural living and looking for help or guidance with a more holistic approach to your daily life.

Mothers Day

After thinking about it, I’m not sure how a day of celebration could be enough for the women who have given us a place in the world.  That’s a very deep way of thinking about it, but it’s the truth, and as time passes and we get older, we grow further apart from that special woman.

This Sunday, May 14th is Mothers Day, and I hope you all enjoy this very special day as it is yours.  Thank you for coddling and nurturing us as babies.  Thank you for teaching us how to walk and providing us with a safe haven to feel secure in. 

Thank you for dealing with us when we were grouchy, miserable, and lost during our teenage years.  Thank you especially for not forgetting us now that we’re adults and all grown up.

As a mothers love for a son or daughter remains in the years of our innocence, we will always be your baby despite how old we get, and for that, you are and will always be loved. 

Happy Mothers Day!