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Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

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We have received light rain all day so I was not able to do any outside work. I planned on working at my desk and catching up on paperwork today, but I discovered a station on TV having a Christopher Lee movie marathon with horror movies from the 1950’s and 1960’s so I didn’t get much paper work done!

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I don’t expect to have many Trick-Or-Treaters here at our new home, but you can’t say the same thing about our former home.We lived there 14 years, and we were warned ahead of time about the huge mobs coming on Halloween. The first year we gave out 400 small candy bags with 4 pieces of penny candy in each one. (are you old enough to remember penny candy?) The next year we gave out 500, the next year 600, and the last couple of years we gave out 700 bags and still ran out. As you might imagine, most of these people drive here from other parts of town, even other towns. We would just go inside and turn off the lights after we ran out. It was fun at first, but it became too much of a hassle. We would dress up in our costumes and have the older children we knew come over and help us give out candy to the Trick-Or-Treaters. Now there are so many teenagers (I don’t mind if they are polite) and adults who are rude and surly. Many times the adult would herd the children up to the door and then hold out two more bags and say I got two more at home, they sick, I need some for them. Not, may I have some for them, but I need some for them. So we just got tired of putting up with the hassle. But hopefully it will be a better experience for you at your house. I just want to remind everyone to drive carefully. There will be lots of little ones out on the street this evening, running around all hyped up on sugar and adrenalin, so be careful, we don’t want any accidents. I will leave you with a little tune this evening, it’s a classic!

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2 Year Old Boy Had His Pumpkin Stolen

30 Oct

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This little boy was upset because someone stole his pumpkin and I know how he feels. I grew a prize-winning giant pumpkin once, and someone stole it off of my porch. I was upset at the time and I was an adult! I’m glad the Mom gave the thief a piece of her mind through this sign, but what would have been even better is if the thief’s parents had taught him when he was little, stealing is WRONG! You are breaking one of the 10 Commandments and if I catch you stealing I will punish you in a manner you will never forget. That is what happened to me, so now I know right from wrong. In case you have forgotten some of them, here are the 10 Commandments.

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Have a Happy  and Safe Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct
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When we move to the homestead I don’t expect to have many Trick-Or-Treaters, but you can’t say the same thing about our current home.We have been here 14 years, and we were warned ahead of time about the huge mobs coming on Halloween. The first year we gave out 400 small candy bags with 4 pieces of penny candy in each one. (are you old enough to remember penny candy?) The next year we gave out 500, the next year 600, and the last couple of years we gave out 700 bags and still ran out. As you might imagine, most of these people drive here from other parts of town, even other towns. We would just go inside and turn off the lights after we ran out. It was fun at first, but it became too much of a hassle. We would dress up in our costumes and have the older children we knew come over and help us give out candy to the Trick-Or-Treaters. Now there are so many teenagers (I don’t mind if they are polite) and adults who are rude and surly. Many times the adult would herd the children up to the door and then hold out two more bags and say I got two more at home, they sick, I need some for them. Not, may I have some for them, but I need some for them. So we just got tired of putting up with the hassle. But hopefully it will be a better experience for you at your house. I just want to remind everyone to drive carefully. There will be lots of little ones out on the street this evening, running around all hyped up on sugar and adrenalin, so be careful, we don’t want any accidents. I will leave you with a little tune this evening, it’s a classic!

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

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When we move to the homestead I don’t expect to have many  Trick-Or-Treaters, but you can’t say the same thing about our current home.We have been here 14 years, and we were warned ahead of time about the huge mobs coming on Halloween. The first year we gave out 400 small candy bags with 4 pieces of penny candy in each one. (are you old enough to remember penny candy?) The next year we gave out 500, the next year 600, and the last couple of years we gave out 700 bags and still ran out. As you might imagine, most of these people drive here from other parts of town, even other towns. We would just go inside and turn off the lights after we ran out. It was fun at first, but it became too much of a hassle. We would dress up in our costumes and have the older children we knew come over and help us give out candy to the Trick-Or-Treaters. Now there are so many teenagers (I don’t mind if they are polite) and adults who are rude and surly. Many times the adult would herd the children up to the door and then hold out two more bags and say I got two more at home, they sick, I need some for them. Not, may I have some for them, but I need some for them. So we just got tired of putting up with the hassle. But hopefully it will be a better experience for you at your house. I just want to remind everyone to drive carefully. There will be lots of little ones out on the street this evening, running around all hyped up on sugar and adrenalin, so be careful, we dont want any accidents. I will leave you with a little tune this evening, it’s a classic!

Christmas Tree

15 Sep

I was in Lowe’s today looking at tool boxes to mount on my new trailer when I saw this. They were putting out Christmas decorations….on Sept 15…. I think “WHAT THE……..” Really Man? Really? It’s Sept 15 and you are putting out Christmas decorations? Come on, give me a break. I know most retail stores make a lot of their profit in the last 2 months of the year, but starting on Sept 15 is just too early. What about Halloween and Thanksgiving? Can’t you wait just a little while longer? I mean 2 weeks ago it was almost 100 degrees outside, I am not ready to even consider Christmas yet!