Happy 🎃 Halloween, then and now

First, the history, according to History.com:

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2018 occurs on Wednesday, October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

Some nostalgia:

Tara (a baby) & Emily (a butterfly) 2002 in So. Cal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the current:

I miss my girlz; the way they used to run to the next house their little feet barely touching the ground, and the parties we used to host. This empty nester mom is happy I was able to find two adorable kids in our building to bestow gifts upon. The weather has turned too, reminding me when I used to have to wear a coat over my costume, during the chilly nights in Dallas, TX. I hope everyone has fun tonight, stays safe, avoids tricks, and remembers the old days.

Aloha 🎃,

Denise

 

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