Sunday, October 26, 2008

What's Happened

Hello again everyone, greetings from Poverty Hill. Mannnnnnn the weather has been great here for the past couple of weeks, cool nights, mild days, and I'm lovin it. I can breathe almost like a regular person, well at least I thought I could until I decided to go for a walk in the woods and was reminded by my huffin and puffin that I'm not normal anymore. Oh well, I'll work with what I got.
Miss Judi and I was sitting around talking about Halloween coming up soon. Halloween just isn't the same as it used to be when I was growing up. It was one of those fun holidays for us kids, where we could dress up and load up on the goodies from around the neighborhood. Mom would put all kind of face paint on us and dress us up like all kinds of stuff, she enjoyed it as much as we did I think. Some of the kids even got those fancy store bought costumes which made them the envy of the neighborhood.......laffin. I always looked forward to seeing the lil kids come around dressed up hollerin "Trick or Treat." Seems like it was like that until I'd say 10 years ago. Now if we get 4 or 5 kids it's a lot. I know kids are still kids and they still love whats happened? I heard someone say Halloween is a sadistic holiday where everyone that participates is some sort of many 4,5,6,7 or 8 years olds have yall seen worshiping some sort of pagan or devil worshiping. That's about the dumbest dayum thing I've ever heard of.......give me a break. I never even thought about such a thing when I was getting dressed up as a hobo to get me some of those goodies, and kids now don't either, Lordy. Just let the kids have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep em safe, but let em have fun. I'm beginning to wonder if it's not the generation of Mom's and Dad's that too lazy to take em out. Going to MacDonalds for Halloween just isn't the same thing..!!!!!!!!!!! My Grandkids are gonna dress up, I can bet ya that, I want them to look back and have memories of costumes and candy and having fun going from house to house saying "Trick or Treat.", with eyes big in anticipation of what kinds of treats they will get.
Anyway that's my view on Halloween for what its worth.....laffin.
Well I guess I've rambled enuff for now, I need to get my butt in gear, gotta get those pumpkins ready for the Grandkids to carve and paint. See yall again soon, stop by if ya get a chance, the doors always open to my friends.

Hugss and Handshakes



Colleen said...

Well, I see you've done a "costume change" on your blog. lol I like it! I know what you're saying about Halloween. Around here, the main reason we see a ton of kids or hardly any has to do mainly with the weather! Last Halloween, we had warmer weather than usual, and a ton of kids came around. I'm not sure what the weather is going to be like this year, but it's pretty cold lately, so who knows. I liked to dress up when I was little, and go around the neighborhood with my sisters and my friends. Times sure do change!!

Hugzzzz to you!
Colleen :)

Kathy said...

My step sister refuses to let her kids participate in Halloween...she says it is against the Bible...when did churches start attacking Halloween? Her church is against it and there are many others in my area that say the same thing...I say phooey...Halloween is fun for all and you get lots of free candy...besides, Halloween, if you check your history, I think was started to scare off demons and evil spirits...not conjure them up!

Anonymous said...

Hey Buddy:))
I is just not the same..our kids are dressing up and trick O treating..but I know what ya mean..It is like hardly any kids anymore...It is sad..I love seeing all the kids and their costumes and hey..the candy is pretty darn good they bring home;))

Have a great week..


phtony said...

Hey TW!

I recall the days of Trick or Treating - we were too poor to get fancy bags to carry so we used pillow cases - in a true fit of gluttony, we'd drop off the 1st pillow case when it got full & head back out to try & fill the 2nd - I guess that's what poor kids do when you only get candy once a year - ahh those were the - I don't recall joining any cults though - maybe I was too busy - oh well - sometimes when I hear people & their beliefs, I leave them to their ignorance

Happy Halloween!