Hello Gentle Readers...
For some, Hallowe'en comes but once a year, decorations are hastily bought from local discount stores, costumes purchased likewise and when it is done, it is done.
Then there are people like me.
Hallowe'en to me is a 24/7, 365 affair, a hobby, an obsession, a way of life. I enjoy Hallowe'en for the reason that it isn't demanding (present company excluded, I am expected to decorate my yard each and every year bigger and better than the year before), Christmas demands that you go out and buy gifts for people to prove your love to them. If you don't spend enough, or don't buy what the want, you are a bad person. The pressure is horrendous. I don't care for Christmas as it is now, the true meaning is for the most part lost. Thanksgiving could be my second favorite holiday but I don't mind Easter either, except I usually have to dodge out of going to church. Thanksgiving is about being thankful and giving thanks and being with family, beautiful stuff.
But this blog is about Hallowe'en (I spell it this way because it's more old fashioned and it's the derivative to All Hallows Eve, and because I like it) and I just wanted to give a little background.
Now for my first rant...Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Family Festivals--just call it a Hallowe'en carnival like people my age grew up with and quit all this watering down let's don't offend anybody junk!
Just don't get me started on Trunk or Treat, no, wait I will get started on that abomination, but later...