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Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween has come and gone..........

When I was a young girl, I remember Halloween was a really lovely time for us. In our little village, all the children dressed up (in homemade costumes and masks) and were allowed to traipse around the neighborhood for hours trick or treating.
We had to either sing a song, or do a little dance or something in order to get our treat which usually consisted of nuts, apples and possibly money of we were decent entertainers.

Then, somehow everyone ended up back at our house where Mum & Dad always had a huge amount of games lined up for us to play. Bobbing for apples in a tub of water, Hanging apples from a doorway tied to a string, and with your hands tied behind your back you had to try to take a bite out of the apple (this, may sound easy, but is actually impossible) and my favourite one was a plate with a large mountain of flour poured onto it. Perched atop this pile of flour was a little grape. Each child had to (using a butter knife) slice away the flour until the grape tumbled of the pile onto the plate. Whoever dislodged the grape had to stick their face into the flour and rescue then eat the grape!
Needless to say, we have come along way since then with the commercialism of everything. The children were permitted to dress up on their last day of school before the Halloween break. Above, Ms. Rory Belle, the ballerina princess is sharing the limelight with one of her school mates - Molly, the Witch.
Not to be outdone by his sister, Jack also joined in the fun as Spider man and is quite attached to this costume (literally, we have to peel it off him).

Getting ready for trick or treating but of course always has time to pose for the camera.

Thankfully our little street is very small with only a few houses so it only took about 30 minutes of craziness - they should rename this holiday to Candy Exchange.
That is all the WiseWords I have for today,


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