October 30, 2021
Who knew Halloween was no longer a one-day event?
Not hub and me, old folks NOT attuned to the goings-on of the younger generations. Especially recently, when covid kept us cloistered and out of stores selling every costume, decoration and yard ornament known to man. I realized our innocence and ignorance about today’s Halloween practices when we arrived at our grandkids’ house.
I observed the entire neighborhood adorned in ghosts, goblins, yellow and orange lights, hanging skeletons, and other ghoulish things dancing in the darkness. Almost every house featured trappings of All Hallows’s Eve. On the other hand…Our Northern neighborhood has few young families. Empty nesters, retirees, and second home owners, do not go all out on decorating for the holiday. A house may have a couple of yard ornaments, maybe a pumpkin, but that’s it.
Kids of all ages ‘get into’ the holiday. My 11-year-old granddaughter and friends attended ‘trunk and treat’ night at their school, in costume of course. Costumes were the preferred attire for events all week long. The older kids attended get-togethers and parties, appropriately garbed. And the actual day of Halloween has not yet arrived. I am sure it will be full of food – much of it unhealthy! – and fun.
Meanwhile, pictures of Halloween present and past..
Pretty in pink…one holiday costume.
Another day Dracula rules.
And the skeleton made an appearance, always a Halloween favorite.
The kids’ costumes and the festivities remind me of Halloweens past…
Halloween treats and a picture from a few years ago.
My costume as I wait to hand out goodies to the kids…a pre-covid Halloween memory.
Happy Halloween everyone! Indulge in treats…but not too much!