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    01 November 2009

    November 1st

    Wow, what a night! I do so love Halloween. And I'm happy to say that this year, like all before it, was a hoot! No regrets what-so-ever in the time and effort to make ready or to clean it all up. Even though to be honest, it's all in the house but still sort of spread all around my entry area. Tomorrow it will get lovingly put away and stored until next year.

    We had gobs of trick-or-treaters but I cannot for the life of me figure out why people were so afraid to come up on to the house. Most were willing to brave the driveway but nearly everyone hesitated stepping up on to the porch.

    For the little ones, I made sure to open the door and say, "Happy Halloween, don't be scared it's only for fun, and just for tonight." That seemed to help them warm up a bit. But some retained that look of dread even as they ran away with their candy.

    On more than one occasion we saw a mom (or dad) holding their off-spring's hands and dragging them up to the porch. One mom actually got behind her kiddos and pushed them from behind. It was hilarious.

    We had numerous comments from people who said they were expecting someone to jump out at them. Alas, we had no people jumpers booked for the night. But we did receive enough 'thumbs up' comments to make us grin BIG.

    And don't think we forgot the furbabies that were out. We had little doggy treats by the front door too. One of them was so grateful that he lifted his leg on our (uncarved) porch pumpkin. Lucky for us that he was already peed out. LOL. His human was pretty embarrassed, though.

    We saw some great costumes, including a fair number of parents, and lots of furbabies. That makes it so much fun. But the funnest (or funniest) part of the night was when four teenage girls started up the driveway and heard our scary music (which just happened to be at a screaming part) and they screamed. Laughing at themselves they crept up the walk and on to the porch. Looking at our porch guests, they tenderly reached for the door bell and yelled, "Trick-or-Treat!" and this is what they saw when the door opened.

    They screamed in unison, jumped a foot off the ground and slammed into each other. DH immediately took off his mask, apologized and offered them candy. Which they took by the way. Just before they RAN away. Too funny!!!!

    Well, it's time to get dinner started and settle in for the night. I hope you all had as much fun as we did. Good night.

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!


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    Blogger Lesley UK said...

    Oh Gerry, what a wonderful Halloween you had. We didn't have a single trick ot treater, although quite a few fireworks were going off. Now we have all this surplus sweets and chocs. Whatever will we do with them? lol luv Lesley

    November 2, 2009 at 2:47 AM  
    Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

    You so know how to have a good time! How cool of you to have furbaby treats!

    November 2, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
    Blogger Judy S. said...

    I'm sure glad you had lots of visitors after all your hard work, Gerry. We had only 1 little one who must have been less than 2 feet tall; the up side was we got to meet his folks who live in the nearby cul de sac. Lots of candy left though that's going to our choir workshop....gotta sing on chocolate, right?

    November 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
    Blogger Charlene said...

    Sounds like you had a delightful night! Love your carved pumpkins. Take care!

    November 3, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Hi Lesley, I'm sorry that you didn't get the trick-or-treaters that you were hoping for. But we didn't get fireworks, either. Lucky you.

    Mindy!!!! How are you. Gosh, it's been awhile, huh???? Oh no...we can't leave the furbabies out. Thank you also for your comment about the pumpkins. They were so fun and turned out much better than I had expected.

    Judy, goodness woman it's been awhile since I heard from you, too. It's great that you came by.

    How cool that you got to meet some neighbors. Sorry you didn't get more trick-or-treaters :-(

    Charlene, good to see you! Thanks, the pumpkins were a riot!

    November 4, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
    Blogger Wilma said...

    Once again wonderful decorations! Love your report of people visiting your porch!I wish we did celebrate Halloween over here also.

    December 5, 2009 at 2:59 AM  

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