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Friday, October 21, 2016

"Halloween is upon us..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

Halloween is upon us

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays celebrated next to Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States of America. Not only is it celebrated by many people, it is a huge money maker for the retail business. Back in August the stores start to entice customers with sales on decorations and candy bags for a holiday that is about to be celebrated 2 months in the future. Now that Halloween is only a few weeks away, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations are being displayed everywhere both mail order companies and retail stores offering big discounts in an effort to beat their sales from previous years.
Judith's front porch in the
spirit for Halloween

Halloween or all saints day is a pagan holiday which seems to be celebrated by all faiths. I must admit, we enjoy decorating our home outside and seeing the little ones who bang at the door starting early in the evening, most start at 5:30 pm. I start collecting bags of candy which get smaller every year with their contents and grow in cost every year months in advance.I store candy and hide it in the house to prevent the celebration early.. I use a Hallmark empty book of spells that holds the candy, that states different sayings as it is slowly opened for the trick or treaters -they actually hang around to hear what other sayings the box will say which is amusing to us.
The spirit of Halloween
thrives at Judith's place!

Our neighborhood is still a young one and we still will give out over 100 pieces of candy; when we first moved into the area the handouts surpassed 200 pieces. After about an hour, I pass the torch to my husband to continue the task. At that point the kids get older and come in “packs”.

By 9:00-P.M. we close the doors and are done both physically and mentally. The extra candy, if we have any, is thoroughly enjoyed by my best customer, my husband. He makes sure we buy the “good stuff” so he can enjoy the leftovers.

...So until October 31st....Happy Halloween to all kids young and old and be cautious and careful out there. Halloween not only brings out the little cute ones but it also is attractive to the others that are not such desirable people.

Hana Hou, (Encore)


Harmony Bentosino said...

Like Judith, I love Halloween as well. I gave up on passing out candy because I live on the 2nd floor & have to stand on my lanai to tell every trick or treater to come upstairs. It's just too tiring to run to my door every time I hear someone walking by. Judith neglected to mention the fun adults can also have by dressing up in costumes & attending parties.

KimoRosen said...

I have never had one trick or treater where I live. ;-(