Oh, Those Rascally Rabbits…

November 3, 2009 2 Comments

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

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.

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.

Near the end of the evening....

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!


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  1. Karen says:

    Not related to gardening. You look like you are losing a lot of weight. Good job, I know the work involved. You look great.

  2. Carol Harris says:


    Just a quick note to tell you how nice you look. Keep up the good job. Maybe let us in on how you are losing so nicely. Any secrets?

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