By Lynn R. Mitchell
It’s Halloween 2015 and we’re ready for our little goblins to stop by for treats. The weather is overcast, windy, and 51 degrees as we begin with the first one.
5:30 – Our neighbors’ two-year-old son dressed as Iron Man was accompanied with his parents and another neighbor. His dad was dressed as the Pink Rabbit Nightmare, wearing Ralphie’s Pink Bunny Suit from “The Christmas Story. He even had the dark-framed glasses. Mom was dressed as an expecting mom — because she is. Neighbor was dressed as a witch and going door-to-door with them. Treats for the Iron Man … the others said they had plenty at home. Typical adults. LOL. Last seen, they were making their way down the street in search of other goodies. Psst … for anyone around, they left their bowls of candy on the front porches.
6:15 – Six little trick-or-treaters from up the street — princesses, little football players, zombie. Treats for all!
6:30 – Four more trick-or-treaters from nearby including a little lion, I think the Pope and a Father (this is a Baptist speaking, lol), and little princess — and dad walking with them. Treats for all!
7:00 – Four more neighborhood kids with Marvel characters and princesses. They were an extra polite group, such sweet young girls. Treats for all!
8:15 – Scooby Doo and Princess Meredith had full pails so we added more. Treats for all!
We had 17 kids tonight, far more than in the past when the most we had was eight. It was fun to see the neighborhood children dressed in costumes, and to say hello to the parents. We spent the evening with a good friend, enjoying Brunswick stew, barbecued ribs, and Angry Orchard apple cider. Now Halloween 2015 has come to an end. Don’t forget to turn back your clocks tonight as we leave Daylight Savings Time. Tomorrow is November 1, and Thanksgiving is less than four weeks away. Fall continues in the Shenandoah Valley….
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
October 31, 2015