Okay, they were actually witches, princesses, vampires and Transformers. Among many other characters. Come to think of it, I didn’t see any rabbits. I saw an elephant, a monkey and a giraffe, but no rabbits. Hmmm.
Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. And it is our middle cat’s (Louie’s) birthday. He turned eight, so we threw him a party. A few hundred kids stopped by! Of course, at the first doorbell, Louie ran and hid, and the kids really didn’t seem to care about the cat… although he is a black cat at Halloween. Spooooky!
The first Halloween we lived here, we had about three or four bags of candy. We ran out in about 20 minutes. Since then, I have learned. I use our laundry basket to put all the candy in.
The Mother Lode
This year I had about 20 bags of candy.
We only had enough at the end of the night to fill our pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket and about a third of a plastic grocery bag. I’ll be sending that to my brother who is currently in Cuba for a few of months with his Navy Reserve Unit. I think the candy will melt, but he doesn’t care. I have a feeling it will be eaten anyway!
Usually, I just wear several layers of clothing and get a chair or a towel out and sit on the front stoop. It keeps the cats from having a heart attack every time the doorbell rings. This year, however, I had a costume.
Dressed for the weather.
I bought it for the last regular season Farmers’ Market. (We had trick-or-treat this year). I figured I might as well wear it that night, too.
The wind finally died down, so I was even warmer than earlier in the evening.
I think almost everyone enjoyed it. I kept hearing kids yelling that they wanted to “go to the penguin’s house next”! Some of the younger ones were a little more unsure, but it didn’t keep them from getting their treat!
I love looking at all of the costumes that the kids come up with. A few years ago the teenagers didn’t even bother to dress up. This year it seemed that almost everyone was in the spirit.
I can’t wait until next year. I am already thinking about what I want to be when I grow up… er… for Halloween next year, I mean!
Posted under General, Humor / Fun
This post was written by Eileen Loan on November 3, 2009