I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN

Oct 28, 2014 by

I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN

What’s up with Halloween?  It really is the bipolar holiday that goes and comes.  Just a few years ago, there were aisles and aisles of Halloween stuff to buy.  But, this year—mmmnnnot so much.  This year it seems we glossed over All Hallows Eve and went straight to Thanksgiving.  What a shame.  I look back on the good ol days when kids could put on a cute little devil costume or old sheet and have one heck of a good time.  Remember when we could walk around the neighborhood, knock on strange doors, and come home and gorge on candy that was not hermitically sealed while listening to The Monster Mash?  Yep, gone are the days of cake walks and spook houses at Halloween carnivals-thank you very much political correctness and extreme fanatics.  Now, we have milk toast “Fall Festivals”.  What ever happened to the days of cutting a hole in a little box, sticking your finger through it, pouring ketchup around it, and screaming and wiggling it when your friend opened it?  Remember when you would

NO, I'M NOT GOING TO A CLAN MEETING

NO, I’M NOT GOING TO A CLAN MEETING

walk through the haunted house and at the end you would stick you hands in peeled grapes and boiled macaroni and we were told (and believed) they were eyeballs and guts?  Oh, man, did we know how to have fun or what?  And to show you how topsy-turvy things are,now, we think clowns are scary.  Thanks, Stephen King.  These days, I only read about scary houses (Austin has one of the top 10), scary hotels (by the way, when we stayed at The Stanley Hotel which is the inspiration for THE SHINING, Mitch would not get out from under the bed) and even haunted restaurants—I’m telling you food is one way to get me there.  I guess we are so much more sophisticated and worldly.  We’d never fall for that Orson Wells hoax—or would we?  By the way, those were real aliens in Joplin, Missouri.  And, is it me?  Am I the only one who doesn’t put out as much Halloween decorations as I used to?  Now, all I do is stick a spatula out that my friend Mary gave to me years ago.  Thanks goodness, there are people that do carry on the Halloween tradition—okay, some may be a little

NOT THAT MANY HALLOWEENS AGO

NOT THAT MANY HALLOWEENS AGO

weird and extreme but all in good fun, eh?  But if you still want to have a little fun on the bewitching night, why not get your game face on and make some glow in the dark jello, candy corn cookies, or homemade snickers.  Now, those are things that will definitely disappear.  And, don’t forget to treat yourself by adding your name to the email list at the top right corner of the page.

AS TOM PETTY WOULD SAY---OH MY, OH HELL YES, BETTER PUT ON YOUR BEST ROACH NECK-LESS

AS TOM PETTY WOULD SAY—OH MY, OH HELL YES, BETTER PUT ON YOUR BEST ROACH NECK-LESS

NOW, I JUST PULL OUT THE SPIDER SPATULA

NOW, I JUST PULL OUT THE SPIDER SPATULA

 

MITCH DID NOT LIKE THE STANLEY HOTEL

MITCH DID NOT LIKE THE STANLEY HOTEL

 

 

 

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