Monday, October 31, 2011

Hallowe'en - The Night Of The Visitors

Our family has celebrated Hallowe'en in kind of a non-traditional way for many years.  Yes we dressed the kiddies up and took them door to door, but we were very specific in where we went.  The parents also dressed up.  We made it our yearly visit to the neighbours.  We didn't just ring the bell, grab the candy and run.  No we actually usually spent about fifteen minutes per household, just plain old visiting.  Usually it was the kiddies getting restless that spurred us to move on. 

Unfortunately, the girls are a little past trick-or-treating stage, and I have to admit, I miss the annual pilgrimages and contact with old friends.  I'm wondering if the Missus and I should just suit up and head out on our own.

Oldest on her first outing.
First night for the two little cherubs together
How would you feel leaving your daughters with a mangy looking pirate like that?
Henry VIII was my best effort I think.
Can't remember, this was either Hallowe'en or a Murder Mystery
Thankfully the Emo stage only lasted one night!

My Daily Quest concept seems fraught with issues when located in the brown section at the bottom, so I am going to move it into the body of the blog and see if I can get it to work better - wish I was a little more tech savvy in this regard. So here is today's Quest and instructions:

The Daily Quest

This is a new daily feature on The Musical Gardener blog. Below is a question, or puzzle that will change day by day. Do not use the comment section of the blog for your answer.

Answer to Yesterday's Puzzle: c) Boston - the rest are all varieties of irises

Today's Puzzle: Easy Peasy (I want you to get the hang of these )

What phrase or word does the whatzit in the above box represent?

Please respond with your answer to the email below. I apologize but you will have to type my email address in manually (I'm attempting to avoid spammers).

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. Like you, my husband used to take the kids out and visit with all the neighbors. At one house (always the first one visited) the people would be out grilling hot dogs and giving them out (along with soda) for all who came. We lived in a great neighborhood, everybody knew each other and it was always a fun night for everybody.

  2. When I was a kid, it was fun . . . and safe! The night I went around the block to a neighbor who had a horrific, bloody costume and demeanor, I said that's it! No more! It is a celebration of horror and is not safe with all the crazies, so the harvest festivals that churches have is a great alternative. But I'm glad my kids are old enough now that it is not an issue.

    You guys were very creative, though!

    Do you realize in oyur question yesterday, they were all dogs except Louisiana? (Well, at least part of the name was. :-))

  3. Quite history of costumes. Well done.


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