Yesterday being Halloween brought back so many memories for me. Fond memories at that!
Growing up as a kid, Halloween was one of those holidays that stayed with me in memory. I guess it’s because of the way we were raised. Mom and Dad instilled upon us that you should do to others that you would want to be done to you. We always had that saying fresh in our minds in our daily lives growing up. I guess that’s probably what kept my brother and I out of some serious trouble in those growing up years.
However, on Halloween, or should I say Devils Night, Mom and Dad allowed us to go out and “soap” some windows. To us that was a pretty serious violation in our minds. That’s probably why this holiday sticks with me.
But most of all, it’s my Grand kids that keep bringing those fond memories back. Seeing them all dressed up in costume, all excited to hurry and go house to house trick or treating, reminds me of when I was a kid. Two generations later, and the same excitement is in the kids of today as for me when I was that age.
Today however the homes are decorated much better than when I was a kid. My neighbor actually starts decorating 3 weeks prior to Halloween. Every evening for those 3 weeks we almost have a parade of cars filled with admirers.
The clown jumping up and toward anyone who passes by scarred many trick or treaters. I could hear the kids screaming each time he jumped up and out! What fun!
I believe the home owners doing this decorating have as much fun, or maybe more fun, than the trick or treaters.
As the Grand Kids arrived back at our home, tired from walking, they did exactly the same thing I did when I returned home after hours of trick or treating. Dump the baskets and bags of candy on the living room floor, separating the “best” candy to keep, the rest to trade off.
Yep, seeing my Grand Kids having so much fun at Halloween, really brought back those old memories of yesteryear.
Today brought sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60’s. A perfect time for me to get out and get some leaves picked up, especially today as the weatherman is calling for rain in a couple days.
I had a few flower pots that needed to be cleaned out also. I actually lost track of the hours spent working in the yard today, even after a lunch break there was a few more hours of work left. I would venture to say I spent at least 5 hours working, which means I’m pretty pooped out and plan on relaxing the rest of the day.
This evening I plan on taking “My Hon” out to dinner at our local family restaurant. Afterward just relaxing and probably going to bed early tonight.
So until next time, be safe and God Bless