Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Feeling Nostalgic




Halloween always makes me a little nostalgic for the days of pumpkin carving, class parties and trick or treating. Of dusting off my sewing skills and putting together the perfect costumes for my daughters. Of that sweet moment when they arrived back home with their big bucket of candy; usually tired and cold, but so excited to spill it all out and sort through their haul.



We always had a wonderful Halloween night in our neighborhood, where the moms stayed home to pass out candy and the dads; in a big group of friends, took the kids from house to house. It was so fun to have kids and dads I knew well, ring the doorbell and shout trick or treat. I always made a fuss over their costumes and treated the dads to a nip of something spiked to keep them warm. Once our neighborhood was done, they would pile in a car and trick or treat at a few houses of friends in other neighborhoods too. It was the perfect suburban Halloween and I'm glad my girls were able to experience it.




I'm not sure how many trick or treaters I will have tonight, since we live in a gated community and there are very few children here. But there are some, so I will have a bowl of candy ready, the porch lights on and look forward to seeing all the cute costumes. And, I will actually be able to see the costumes without the addition of a winter parka, hats and mittins, like Halloween night in Michigan traditionally requires ;-)

Happy Halloween!



  1. Me too... feeling the same and looking back at old pictures! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Me too! This time of year thinking of pumpkin patches and costumes always makes me nostalgic. Our new neighborhood apparently doesn't really have trick or treaters. All the lots are an acre or two and it's dark but they had a trunk or treat celebration. Paul and I are going out to supper. :)

  3. I remember in Ohio, where I grew up and went out begging on Halloween, that we wanted costumes that fit OVER our coats and hats. LOL No worries in FL. Your girls were (are) adorable!

  4. awwwww...sweet memories! Relish in the fact that once your grands start coming, all that fun stuff will re enter your life!! Tenfold!!
    Hope your first southern Halloweeen will be a peaceful one!!

  5. Nostalgia here too . . .
    I miss my costume making days . . .
    Happy though that we have continued the traditions through the years.
    Halloween has become our favorite family gathering time . . .
    Reaching close to fifty five years . . .
    Maybe everyone comes home for the soup . . .
    I hope you enjoyed your first Halloween in the warmth!

  6. We only had a few and that makes me sad. This neighborhood was so exciting when my older two were little. Little Buddy still had fun so that is all that matters.


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