Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!



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!

3 comments:

Jon said...

I love that haunted house header photo! It's after midnight now, so it's officially November. It was a very quiet and uneventful Halloween here in the TN wilderness. It's unusually warm and windy. I had pizza and chocolate cake, and that was the extent of my Halloween celebrations. The holiday season seems to go more quickly every year. Soon it will be Thanksgiving...and then the end of 2018. It's nice that you won't have to work on Christmas.

AlexandriaVic said...

Good Day Ron,

Great article below from the Atlantic on Halloween and the trends of kids celebrating.

Take care of that prostate. You WILL see Trump out of office sooner than later. I really don't care at this point if he is Democratic or Republican, policies or what have you. What gulls me the most is the hate and vitriol coming from the man. The lies. The deceit. I was thinking the other day I would not want Trump as a friend. It boils down to character. Added to that is the complacent Republican congress. It's all about power. Forsaking your soul, your true North, our democracy, caring of our fellow man to gain a better place at the table. Sad times. Blue wave please come and give me peace.

Enjoy the article.

Victor

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/10/is-trick-or-treating-on-the-decline/574459/

Ur-spo said...

I had a very jolly holiday. thank you.