Happy Halloween

As I write this a pumpkin is roasting in the oven. It shall be turned into pumpkin soup for Halloween. I love getting dressed up on Halloween, but it won’t be happening this year. Homemade pumpkin soup and roasted tamari pumpkin seeds will have to be enough.

We live in a real neighborhood this year so we’ll have tricker treaters. I don’t believe I’ve ever had tricker treaters as I’ve always lived in apartments or in the boonies. That means my adult life. I did live in a neighborhood when I was growing up and went tricker treating.

We got packaged peanuts and granola bars to hand out. I wouldn’t have gotten the granola bars had I been the one shopping as they, too, are loaded with crap. I suppose some might find me a bit of a party pooper, but I don’t like the idea of kids eating tons of shit with additives, artificial coloring and sugar. Glad I’m not a mom on Halloween because I wouldn’t want my kids eating the score and I don’t imagine it would be much fun trying to stop them.

Otherwise I do wish I could go to a party all decked out in something fun!! Have fun everyone!

This picture is thanks to a friend who sent it to me in an email. From the very popular cat site.

6 thoughts on “Happy Halloween

  1. Happy Halloween, Gianna!

    I always remember one Halloween when we visited a little hamlet in Essex called Borley. It was home to “the most haunted house in England“. It is certainly spooky even in the daytime.

    In the pitch dark, we wandered around startling each other, making ghostly noises and hiding behind gravestones in the churchyard. Obviously to the great annoyance of the residents, both living or otherwise, because the cops soon arrived. They took down our names, and made us turn out our pockets. We were warned to go home or face arrest. As they drove away, we made our way back to our car only to find the cops had kept the keys! About 20 minutes later they returned, grinning from ear to ear, dangling the keys from their car window!

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  2. I hope you all like this as much as I did:

    KENTUCKY GHOST STORY

    This happened about a month ago just outside of Owensboro, Kentucky a small town on the banks of the Ohio River and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s indeed real.

    An out of state traveler was walking along the side of the road hitchhiking on a dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could barely see his hand in front of his face

    Suddenly he saw a car approaching, moving slowly and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride very badly, the guy jumped into the car and closed the door; only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel, and no sound of the engine to be heard over the rain. Again the car crept slowly forward and guy was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running.

    The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and beg for his life. He was certain the ghost car would go off the road and into the river, and he would surely drown! But just before the curve, a shadowy figure appeared at the driver’s window and a hand reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the hitchhiker was alone again.

    Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. Finally the guy, frightened nearly to death, had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran through the storm to the nearby town. Wet and in shock, he went into a lighted tavern and with voice quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, and then, shaken, he told everybody about his supernatural experience.

    A silence came over those listening and everybody got goose bumps. They realized the guy was sober and was telling the truth. And the sounds of the storm continued outside.

    About half an hour later, two guys walked into the bar and one says to the other, “Look Billy Bob, there’s that idiot that rode in our car while we was pushin’ it in the rain”.

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  3. Gianna,

    Have a wonderful Halloween too. The pumpkin soup sounds heavenly. Do you add a touch of cinnamon too?

    I bet the whole house smells like pumpkin too….. it must be nice…..

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