Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tonight the gremlins and ghouls will roam the quiet streets of our neighborhood. We'll leave our lights off. The little beggars will have to take their trick or treat threats to our neighbors.
I guess I sound like a one of those "bah humbug!" old men. Well, I am an old man. But I have nothing against Halloween. I'm just not in the mood to station myself next to our front door waiting for strangers to knock on our door for their Halloween treats.
There aren't too many kids in the neighborhood. In fact the only children I know of are the two little girls next door who we rarely see. Then there's a little boy down the street. He's about twelve years old now and probably too old to do the Halloween thing. The rest of our neighborhood are mostly retirees or second home folks who aren't even here.
Halloween is the beginning of "The Holidays". Before you know it, Thanksgiving is here. No, we don't have anything planned for Thanksgiving either. I'll be working at the hotel Thanksgiving like I have in years past. However, I won't be working Christmas this year for the first time in many years. I don't mind working Christmas Day and I do get paid double time but I think it would be nice to have Christmas Day off for once.
For those of you who are celebrating Halloween, I wish you a very happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!