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Happy Halloween

  
By:  Ender  •  Holiday  •  2 weeks ago  •  77 comments

Happy Halloween

It is that time of year. A time of ghosts and goblins. Spooks wanting candy.

Halloween is here.

Some of my family members loved it. My Aunt put up house lights, yard decorations, inside decorations including a Halloween tree. My Uncle would dress up and loved to scare people. One year my brother thought it would be cool to set up a tube system that came down from the roof that the kids would put their bag under to catch the candy.

I thought it would be nice to put it all in one article. If one has a favorite Halloween song or a favorite scary movie.

Maybe what one does or did for the holiday, or what they use to do with their kids.

Anything goes, Halloween, this time of the year, etc.

Happy Halloween All !!

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Ender
1  author  Ender    2 weeks ago

I actually have these blacklight looking C9s I put on the house. Some yard things.

Think I will go easy this year though. Don't feel like messing with lights and all.

The neighbors love it though.

 
 
 
Ender
2  author  Ender    2 weeks ago

Of course I have to add...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
3  al Jizzerror    2 weeks ago

Here's a cool Halloween house.

Skip to about the 5:00 mark to see what happens at night:

 
 
 
Ender
3.1  author  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @3    2 weeks ago

Leave it to NOLA.  Haha   That was great. Looking like it was on fire was wicked.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

I made this a few years ago.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  pat wilson @4    2 weeks ago

How neat Pat! What a great idea. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
4.2  author  Ender  replied to  pat wilson @4    2 weeks ago

That was really good. I am not that creative.  Haha

I am mostly lights. On the roof line, sidewalk.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
4.3  cobaltblue  replied to  pat wilson @4    2 weeks ago
I made this a few years ago.

Omigosh, that reminds me of a house that was three streets up from ours when I was growing up. I had to Google it to see if it was still there, and it is! We lived three streets away in a very modest, middle class area in Los Angeles. This Halloween house (which is what we all called it) was far more stately than anything around it. Beautifully kept. And they had a winding-ish stairway where they hung something different each year. It was the scariest shit ever. I mean that. They went all out, and I do mean all out. They'd invite people in, and the ones who were brave enough to enter always came out screaming. When I was five or six, my folks wouldn't even let me go up to the porch, although my older siblings could. After about 7, they'd let me go up on the porch with my brother and sister. My brother would go inside every year, but not my sister and me. They gave out the best candy and they were funnier than all get out. I wonder what happened to them? I'm sure they were lovely people ... on every other day of the year.

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Raven Wing
5  Raven Wing    2 weeks ago

My Birthday is on Oct 30th, but, we always celebrated it on Halloween when I was young.  And yes, every year I dressed like a Witch. Each year was a challenging experiment in designing my costume and makeup differently. My Mother was a great seamstress and she custom made my costumes so that no one else would like the same as me.

Each year I would donate my costume from the previous year to a program at our school that would give the costumes to the kids whose parents could not afford to make them of by them one.

Since my costumes were all custom made no one else in the school would have one like it, so that also made the little girl who wore it feel extra special. I made sure no one who had seen my costume before would tell where it came from, so it was a surprise for everyone else as well. 

As I grew older, some people said I didn't need the costume to say what I was. (big grin)

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 weeks ago
I dressed like a Witch.

As you know Mueller conducted a "witch hunt" at the White House.

He found one!

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Raven Wing
5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.1    2 weeks ago
As you know Mueller conducted a "witch hunt" at the White House. He found one!

Great post! And so very spot on! (hee hee hee) 

 
 
 
Ender
5.2  author  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 weeks ago
As I grew older, some people said I didn't need the costume to say what I was

You can't prove that was me...jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

One of the family was born on Christmas. We always did her birthday on Christmas eve. I kind of felt bad for her sometimes as during that time, kind of hard to have a party with friends.

Having it on Halloween sounds like you could have some fun with it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @5.2    2 weeks ago
One of the family was born on Christmas.

My Paternal Grandmother was born on Christmas day, and when she was young they always gave her joint Birthday and Christmas gifts on Christmas day.

When I grew older I thought that was not fair, so I decided to have a special party to celebrate her Birthday before we had Christmas dinner and she had separate Birthday gifts. Her Birthday cake was the dessert after Christmas dinner so she could blow out the candles and make a wish. The first time we did it she cried, as she never had her own Birthday party in her life before. So it became a Family tradition from them on.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @5.2    2 weeks ago
Having it on Halloween sounds like you could have some fun with it.

I did, and so did everyone who attended the party. We all came dressed in our Halloween costumes, and after eating a good cookout, we all went together to Trick or Treat. Then back to the house for cake and ice cream, and swapping our treats with everyone.

But, I had to save the popcorn ball for my Father. He got dibs on the popcorn ball, especially, when he had duty on Halloween. I always hoped I would get two of them so that I could have one and he would not know. (snicker)

 
 
 
cobaltblue
5.2.3  cobaltblue  replied to  Raven Wing @5.2.2    2 weeks ago
I had to save the popcorn ball for my Father. He got dibs on the popcorn ball, especially, when he had duty on Halloween

You realize, of course, every time I see a popcorn ball I will remember this story of yours, Raven. Forever. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  cobaltblue @5.2.3    2 weeks ago

I am a popcorn lover of the first water, and it was soo hard for me to save the popcorn balls for my Father. But, he more than deserved them, so I gave them up with a big hug. (smile)

Every time I see a popcorn ball anymore I always think of my Father.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
5.3  cobaltblue  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 weeks ago
My Birthday is on Oct 30th,

That's my sister's birthday too! 

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Raven Wing
5.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  cobaltblue @5.3    2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday to your Sister! when I was young I thought that Oct 30th must be an odd day and there were few people born on that day. But, over the years I was surprised to find so many people with that same Birth date. How fun!!

 
 
 
pat wilson
6  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

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cobaltblue
6.1  cobaltblue  replied to  pat wilson @6    2 weeks ago

Oh, that's delish! 

 
 
 
Ender
7  author  Ender    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
It Is ME
8  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

Halloween.......Almost as fun as Christmas !

The Nightmare before Christmas was GREAT !

 
 
 
lady in black
9  lady in black    2 weeks ago

This is how my house use to be decorated but since my husband passed I just don't have it in me to do it....this is just the outside...

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cobaltblue
9.1  cobaltblue  replied to  lady in black @9    2 weeks ago

I'm dyin' over here!! HILARIOUS!!!

Aw, it makes me miss him too, LIB. A lot. Love you tons. Cyberhugs ... long and tight. 

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.1  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @9.1    2 weeks ago

He made the guillotine out of scrap wood, the barrel with the night of the living dead coming out of it and the box with the skeleton in it.  And that is me on the porch in the witch costume

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  lady in black @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

The toxic waste barrel is awesome

 
 
 
cobaltblue
9.1.3  cobaltblue  replied to  lady in black @9.1.1    2 weeks ago
He made the guillotine out of scrap wood, the barrel with the night of the living dead coming out of it and the box with the skeleton in it.  And that is me on the porch in the witch costume

Oh, that stuff is good! Was Halloween your only 'go-all-out' holiday, or did Christmas come in as a close second? 

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.4  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @9.1.3    2 weeks ago

About even

 
 
 
cobaltblue
9.1.5  cobaltblue  replied to  lady in black @9.1.4    2 weeks ago
About even

That's just crazy awesome! Did you have red hair back then? There's a peek of a witch in the guillotine picture with what looks like red hair. You're just a bit of a thing! You realize that no one messes with shorter women. The shorter the woman, the sassier. My beloved Momma was 4'11" and she could stop us kids dead in our tracks with just a look. My much taller sainted Daddy never could get "the look" like my Mom did. 

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.6  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @9.1.5    2 weeks ago

No, I did not at that time have red hair, it's the wig....And I'm 4'10" and my husband was 5'7"

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
9.1.7  al Jizzerror  replied to  lady in black @9.1.6    2 weeks ago
And I'm 4'10" and my husband was 5'7"

I'm 69".

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.8  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @9.1.5    2 weeks ago

Height difference....my husband, my son and me

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cobaltblue
9.1.9  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @9.1.7    2 weeks ago
I'm 69

What are the odds???!?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
9.1.10  cobaltblue  replied to  lady in black @9.1.8    2 weeks ago
Height difference....my husband, my son and me

What a great pic! I LOVE this picture. Oh lib. What a wonderful family. You must be so very proud. 

 
 
 
lady in black
9.1.11  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @9.1.10    2 weeks ago

Yes I was 

 
 
 
Ender
9.2  author  Ender  replied to  lady in black @9    2 weeks ago

That is great. Sorry to hear about your Hubby. 

Love the barrel.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
9.2.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Ender @9.2    2 weeks ago
Love the barrel.

Rodeos have clowns in barrels.

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MrFrost
9.3  MrFrost  replied to  lady in black @9    2 weeks ago

That's damn impressive. Wow. 

 
 
 
JaneDoe
10  JaneDoe    2 weeks ago

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Trout Giggles
11  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

We used to take the kids trick or treating when we lived on base. At first we started out as a family, but the Princess was always in a hurry to get as much loot as possible, so we split up. I took the Princess and Mr G took The Boy.

One Halloween, P was in a real hurry and was being rude. She walked up to a porch (she was maybe 6?) and this older kid (around 10-11) was in her way and in a deep voice yelled MOVE!

I was mortified.

The kid wasted no time in getting out of her way.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
11.1  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    2 weeks ago
and in a deep voice yelled MOVE!

I'm in love with that kid. All your kids. Dang, you did a stellar parenting job, that's for sure. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1    2 weeks ago

Thank-you. They did well in spite of me

 
 
 
cobaltblue
11.1.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.1    2 weeks ago
They did well in spite of me

Indeed. There had to be a time when one of them as toddlers said "fuck" for the first time. I remember that with my baby brother. I was 14 and he was 2. He said it and my mother shot me a look. I took that kid everywhere with me. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1.2    2 weeks ago

It was the word "asshole"

"Hey, Mom, is that guy an asshole, too?"

I had to go to confession

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
11.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.3    2 weeks ago
"Hey, Mom, is that guy an asshole, too?" I had to go to confession

First time I had a bar of soap shoved in my mouth was when I called my older sister a bastard. I had no clue what the word meant but had heard it at school so went with it when she snuck a bite of my ice cream sandwich. It was years before I was able to not think about the taste of soap every time I saw an ice cream sandwich.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
11.1.5  cobaltblue  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @11.1.4    2 weeks ago
taste of soap every time I saw an ice cream sandwich

That bastard sister of yours should be told often, "way to ruin ice creams sandwiches for perpetuity for me!" Listen, whenever we're hangin' together, I'll eat your ice cream sandwich if you're served one. I'd take a bullet for ya too. 

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sandy-2021492
11.1.6  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.3    2 weeks ago

My son's first cuss word was a muttered "dammit."

I couldn't tell ya where he heard that jrSmiley_20_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
11.2  author  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    2 weeks ago

Haha. She knew what she wanted.

 
 
 
It Is ME
12  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

A Super Scary Halloween to all ! 

The Sacred Riana terrifies with unbelievable magic | BGT: The Champions

 
 
 
Ender
12.1  author  Ender  replied to  It Is ME @12    2 weeks ago

I saw her when she first came out. She is weird.

 
 
 
It Is ME
12.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Ender @12.1    2 weeks ago

I think she's GREAT !

I even watch her on youtube in the none English versions from overseas.

brrrrrrrrr...…… jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
TᵢG
13  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

This is a swamp creature I created a couple of years ago.   Basically this is a PVC frame and a bunch of decorations.

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igknorantzrulz
13.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  TᵢG @13    2 weeks ago

Be careful Trump doesn't appoint it to some cabinet position,

but very creative

what thickness pvc  1.5 ?

 
 
 
TᵢG
13.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  igknorantzrulz @13.1    2 weeks ago

The PVC varied in thickness from I believe 2" to 1/2",   Plus I designed it to be taken apart for storage so certain parts have threaded joints.

The cool part is that it is free-standing and can handle heavy winds.

 
 
 
Ender
13.2  author  Ender  replied to  TᵢG @13    2 weeks ago

That is impressive.

 
 
 
TᵢG
13.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Ender @13.2    2 weeks ago

Thanks.   It was a fun project.   We do Halloween big at our place - we throw an adult costume party every year.   Thus we have quite a bit of interior and exterior decorations.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
13.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @13    2 weeks ago

I'd run from that.

 
 
 
MrFrost
13.4  MrFrost  replied to  TᵢG @13    2 weeks ago

Very cool! 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
13.5  al Jizzerror  replied to  TᵢG @13    2 weeks ago
This is a swamp creature I created

I love his feet.

 
 
 
TᵢG
13.5.1  TᵢG  replied to  al Jizzerror @13.5    2 weeks ago

The feet were designed in part to allow him to stand on his own.   But I also had to complement those big hands (per advice from CobaltBlue  jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg ).

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
14  sandy-2021492    2 weeks ago

I live too far out to get any trick-or-treaters, and if I decorated, there would be nobody to appreciate it except me.  I do like to drive around town and look at everyone else's Halloween decorations, though.

Our town has a pumpkin person contest - it can be scary, silly, sentimental (pumpkins made to look like folks well known around town, still with us or not).  We won 3rd place last year, after deciding at the last minute to join in the fun.  My hygienist is determined to take 1st place this year.

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igknorantzrulz
14.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  sandy-2021492 @14    2 weeks ago

i'm not the most observant individual, but 

have those numbers always been after your name ?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
14.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  igknorantzrulz @14.1    2 weeks ago

Yes, since NV.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
14.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  sandy-2021492 @14.1.1    2 weeks ago

again, i'm sorry as i don't recall you from NV, but i don't recall a lot from that turbulent time in my life.

NV was a good outlet for me to vent, much like News Talkers, but i was angrier then

 
 
 
PJ
15  PJ    2 weeks ago

The first weekend in October my boys and I would start off the month of Halloween by going to the pumpkin patch and choosing our pumpkins.  We'd bring them home and carve them.  I'd take the seeds and bake them with some spicy seasoning then warm up mugs of apple cider and we'd watch the Halloween Tree.  

Every year I still watch the Halloween Tree but now by myself.  It makes me happy and sad at the same time.  

 
 
 
Ender
15.1  author  Ender  replied to  PJ @15    2 weeks ago

I don't think I have ever seen that. Will have to look for it.

 
 
 
PJ
15.1.1  PJ  replied to  Ender @15.1    one week ago

I stumbled upon it years ago.  It's neat because it touches on how several different cultures celebrate or influenced how we celebrate halloween.   Leonard Nimoy is the voice of Mr. Moundshroud.

 
 
 
Kathleen
16  Kathleen    one week ago

Happy Halloween 🎃 to you too!

 
 
 
pat wilson
17  pat wilson    5 days ago

Happy Halloween !

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Ender
17.1  author  Ender  replied to  pat wilson @17    5 days ago

Beautiful.

You were comment 69. If Al was here he would be proud.  Haha

 
 
 
pat wilson
17.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Ender @17.1    5 days ago

Ha !

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
17.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Ender @17.1    3 days ago
You were comment 69.

Butt you added comment #70.

I guess you blew it.

 
 
 
Ender
17.1.3  author  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @17.1.2    3 days ago

I know, I know.  Haha

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
17.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  al Jizzerror @17.1.2    3 days ago

I guess you blew it.

alright, who owes who ?

 
 
 
MrFrost
18  MrFrost    5 days ago

happy halloween 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
19  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 days ago

Last year my kids put up an Inverted Cross with Slayer in lights and played atrocious Metal and no one let their kids ring the doorbell

This year I guess i don't need to buy candy.

 
 
 
Ender
19.1  author  Ender  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @19    3 days ago

One way to keep the kids away.