Wow, it's hard to believe Halloween is in two days, where does the time go? That also means it's almost November, and an important one this year. We will have a new, or the same, president in about 10 days. Anyway, enough of that, I can't wait until the election is over.
Back to Halloween, one of our families favorite holidays. I remember running around the neighborhood on Halloween, like it was yesterday. We would be out until 10:00 pm, not with a bag, but a pillow case full of candy. Those were fun times! I used to love it when people would say I had to do a trick before the treat and I would do a cartwheel or handstand for the candy. People would love the gymnastic stunts and I would usually 'bank'!
Ah...the good old days...now, I get to watch my grand-kids enjoy the exciting holiday with as much enthusiasm as I had. My grand-daughter, Madison, is a zombie ballerina this year, and my grand-son is curious George, but instead his shirt says, curious Carson. They are so precious and mean everything to me. I wish I had some pictures to show you of them in their costumes, but now a days everything is digital and my daughter's computer isn't up to par lately, so no pictures. She did put some on Facebook, but FB won't let you copy pictures from it, so I'm back to square one.
I remember a few years ago I got to go with the kids here in my neighborhood and we had a blast! That is one thing that's nice about living in Golden, Colorado, it's more like a small town and you don't have to worry so much about weirdos. We took the kids out for several hours and my son-in-law, (at the time) decided to take them up to the houses (practically mansions) up on the north mesa. The kids 'banked' like I did as a kid. The people were handing out normal sized chocolate bars and big amounts of candy. The kids were so excited! I think they still had candy left when Halloween came back around the next year!
I really enjoy seeing their excitement on Halloween and Christmas. I hope that Halloween never goes away so all generations can enjoy dressing up as monsters, or princesses and go out at night for a fun time of trick or treat.
This year my daughter's ex has the kids so I miss out, but I am still happy that this tradition has not died and they will have the time of their life on Wednesday.
Next month is my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, and at least I get to share this one with the whole family. I am looking forward to it!
Until next time, I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween and I will be back here on my blog Thursday!
Take care, Lisa