Happy Halloween!

Booooooo to you!

Halloween, in our neighborhood in The States, is huge.  I mean HUGE!  We live in one of those trick-or-treat destination neighborhoods (parents drive to our neighborhood and drop off their kids).  Each year, we have between 200 and 300 trick-or-treaters.  Yes, we have counted.  I actually began tallying because the numbers astound me.

Our traditions have evolved over the years as the kids grew up, but Halloween remains a favorite holiday of mine.  This year, I missed a few things:  putting up the Halloween ghosties in the front yard, marveling over Chuck’s garage display, handing out candy while sitting at the fire pit (safely set up on the driveway), carving pumpkins, …

Halloween in Sweden is a bit different.  It seems the retailers are buying in to it and trying to convince the public that it is a real holiday.  Of course, I expect the kids to accept it without question (seriously – dress up and get candy!).  I have been told by a Swedish friend that trick-or-treat will be the first weekend in November.  We’ll see how it goes.  And given the snow on the US east coast,  some towns have postponed Halloween until next weekend, too.

Well, wherever you are and whenever you celebrate(d)… Happy Halloween!

Boo. Or maybe nanna-nanna-boo-boo?

Love this!

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