Category Archives: Halloween

My Second Rock Concert

In yesterday’s post about Halloween candy, I mentioned 12-year-old S.Hooligan is no longer interested in trick-or-treat. That’s the same age I was when I missed going out in costume for the first time, but it wasn’t for lack of interest. …
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Halloween Candy

It was a good Halloween this year. Rain threatened but restrained itself to a few sporadic drops. I was chilly in the beginning, but eventually I took my hands out of my sweatshirt sleeves and undid the scarf around my …
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NUDGE: Scariest Cartoon Ever

When I was little, back in the mid-50s in the early days of television, there was a cartoon show on every morning that showed old Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons. The Fleischer Studios did some wild animation. Usually the outrageousness …
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Ghost Stories

As haunted as I’ve been all my life, I had only one instance when I felt I might have really seen a ghost. In 1984, my sister, then 14, and I were headed to a vacation in Virginia Beach. Since …
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A Haunting Week on Nudged to Write

Today through Halloween, I’ll be posting nudges and other items with a spooky, goth, or deathly bent. It’s my way of celebrating one of my favorite seasons. Even as a small child I had a macabre take on life. Not …
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November 16 – It’s gone…

I always think of autumn as three different stages of a season. September is summer grafted to fall, with traces of summer amid the harvest and trees taking on a yellow tinge. October is the “party and confetti” part of …
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November 4 – Angel and Devil

S. Hooligan chose her own Halloween costume this year – and she couldn’t have picked anything more appropriate. I used to see the angel side of her a lot more than I do now. It’s pretty much All Devil, All …
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November 2 – All Soul’s Day

When my brother in St. Louis e-mailed my mother over the weekend, he said he wished he’d been able to locate some blank sugar skulls so he could write my father’s name on one for Day of the Dead. I …
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Going Trick-or-Treating with the Hooligans

The nice thing about having a nephew and niece eight and four years old is that I still have someone to trail around house-to-house on Halloween. I went trick-or-treating last night with the Hooligan children; their mother, Diamondqueen; and their …
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When Trick-or-Treaters Grow Up…

See the cute little boy in the Mickey Mouse costume in this post? Here’s how he dressed for Halloween this year. (Yes, thank goodness, it IS a costume!) Looking good, Biker Bro!

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