We survived Halloween 2021 with NO ESCAPEES. Kozmo and I and Cinnamon chilled out in Mom's Bedroom. We got treats and BC Buddy, the TV was on so we could not hear all the excitement and we had a restful evening. Jo Jo was in the Man Cave downstairs. Yes, we got some of the good stuff for being such good cats!
Mom likes to decorate the yard up, over the years she has built grave yards, filled it with ghosts, witches, super heroes, pirates, and spiders. Since the 1990s Rachel (a life size doll of an old lady) has been a part of the evening. This year (like last year) she was a witch.
|Rachel's transformation from mild mannered old lady doll to Persephone Darkbird — The Hedge Witch|
This year we incorporated video, lights and music.
Note: We played a playlist from YouTube and the song playing in the background was part of that.
Over to Mom!
Our village is where the farm kids come to Trick or Treat. We have the regional high school and the kindergarten to Grade 5 kids. In the past, our house was the only one that had more than pumpkins. I would put up the decorations on the day of the festivities, and around 9 pm they all go down and disappear. It was fun to see that our village sported a dozen decorated yards this year! The year I moved to Vancouver, the village decided they would have a bonfire with hot chocolate, coffee and hot dogs from 5:30-8 pm for the trick and treaters and their parents. This has generated a festive atmosphere as all the kids and their parents wander the streets. So different from the big city. (We also had twice as many kids this year as last year.)
I really noticed how polite the kids are, the older kids are respectful and I find it wonderful that they prefer to hang onto being kids than wanting to be all grown up! When handing out the last of the candy just before 8, one teen told me he did not want any candy as he had already been around and he was bringing his friends to his favorite places. He and his buddies wanted to know how we got the video on the house windows and offered to help me take down the decorations so they would not get all frosted.
All in All, Halloween was AWWW-SOME!
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