Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Halloween


October is almost gone, the leaves have shown their true colors this year. We had a big freeze yesterday morning and it got the rest of the tender vegetation. I kinda hate to see October go since it's my favorite. 
With Halloween this week I've been thinking about my childhood and how things have changed through the years. We never had a store bought mask or costume. We created our own, and oh the garbs we came up with. There was six of us and every year it was the same. We'd start rummaging  through the closets looking for something to dress up as. Since daddy wore overalls they were real popular every year. One or the other always wore a pair. Mama's old dresses did the trick too. But when it came to covering our face that was a different story. We either used soot from the wood heater or we'd use a brown paper bag and cut holes out for eyes and forget about the nose..lol. We only put it over our head long enough to knock on someone's door and get our candy.. When we got back home mama made us scrub the soot off of our face until it was raw . She said you young'uns are not going to school like that in the morning. It's funny how so many kids came in the morning after with lots of evidence left on their face..lol.

We had to walk every year, didn't have a way of going and back then there wasn't many people if any that hauled their kids around, except for the ones that lived in town. We lived out in the country and was only allowed to go to kin folks house and people we knew. We knew everybody so we tried to cover a lot of ground since we were on a curfew and wasn't allowed to stay out late on school nights, weekends were a little different. We had an aunt that lived some five miles away and she always told us to be sure and come to her house on Halloween. We always went but only because we didn't want to disappoint her, she only gave one marshmallow every year..lol. We always knew she and our uncle could have give more, in other words she was kinda tight as my daddy used to say..lol. We didn't want to let her down none..By the time we got back home we'd eaten all of our candy cause we never got much to eat. Times were bad back then and people didn't have much to get with. We never worried about walking down an old road or scared of anything but today I wouldn't let  kids on the roads for nothing with all the goings on. 

I could go on and on with this post about my childhood memories of Halloween but I don't want to bore ya'll to death so I'll close for now and wish ya'll a Happy Halloween...

If anyone would like a copy of My New Book, "Echoes Of Time" just send me an email.. swansonsusie@gmail

It was released the first of this month and I've already sold almost all of my first order with more on the way.. I'm so overwhelmed at the response I've got from it.. I've sold several on here and I thank each one of you that bought one and wish you many hours of enjoyment.. Blessings, Susie

12 comments:

  1. Happy Halloween dear. I had a sparse Halloween as a child but I did get out in town It was safe then. You have CHERRY BUTTER? Do you make it? Oh NOM NOM NOMMY NOM!

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    1. Awe, same to you. No I can't make it but I love to eat it.

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  2. And Happy Halloween to you too, Susie! I can remember going trick or treating only one time. It wasn't a special time for us back then so I've never really liked it; except for the candy we buy and when no one comes, we "have" to eat it!

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    1. Thanks Charlotte. We don't have as many as we used to have here. they've all grown up and not that many little ones around anymore.

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  3. Susie, This post takes me back...my siblings and I did the paper bag thing...doubt we even changed from school clothes to go. We would go two or three nights if mom let us. Just went to different neighborhoods. People were safe back then..didn't have to worry about being snatched or poisoned. Yes, we ate that sweet candy too. It was a treat in more ways than one. Blessings xoxo,Susie

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  4. Thanks susie. i enjoyed your memories as well. Candy was scarce back then. Times sure have changed to what they used to be. Blessings, xo

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  5. Happy Halloween, Susie! I enjoyed reading about your Halloween memories. :)

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  6. Susie,
    Yes, I did get the book, and I will put the payment in the mail this week for sure. Thenk you, again. It is going to be special to read. October just flied by, and looking forward to Thanksgiving. Nel is going to make the Thanksgiving dinner this year for the first time as a married lady. She has many dishes she is thinking about.

    Happy Halloween, Susie. It was so nice reading about your childhood at Halloween time. I remember the brown paper bags well with the eyes and mouth cut out for a face.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  7. Happy Halloween to you Susie! This day brings back many sweet childhood memories for me as well!

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    1. Same to you Lise. Yes it does for me too.

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