“All Ye Out Come In Free “

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I felt like I was being watched.

I looked up and what do you know.

I was most certainly being watched by a pale face from a window above the street.


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I’ve been looking for Halloween all Summer.

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It looks like it found me first.


Its A Pretty Neat Pumpkin, Anita Marie

This year I am trying to decide which way to go…

Do I want to go traditional and carve my pumpkin- which is fun because it involves big knives and little knives and stringy pumpkin guts which unlike other innards, smell pretty nice.


Do I go all new School and try this out:

I’ll ‘fess up.

I already bought the kit and to prevent screwing it up I’ve recruited my nieces to do the job because they’re both artistic and unlike me they can actually FOLLOW the directions that come in kits.

I learned anatomy and embalming from books, but you know we all have limits and mine are instruction books.

For the most part.

So I’ll let you know how it goes.

I’d be interested in hearing about your pumpkin carving adventures too, so drop me a note or a link in the comment section.

Scream Ya Later.


Wherever Marie Goes

Halloween is a little more then a month away so I have officially lost my mind and am decking my halls for the season.

So here is a family joke.

Because my idea of taking down Halloween decorations is to turn anything pumpkin related with a face cared into it towards the wall and I will make my skeleton and gargoyle collections look seasonal by sticking them next to indoor plants someone once asked my Mom:

” How do you know when it’s Halloween at Anita Marie’s house? ”

And my Mom said, ” I don’ t know,  how do you know? ” thinking she was helping deliver a punch line.

” No. Really. How do you know?”

My Mom thought about it. ” Well. It’s pretty much always Halloween wherever Marie goes.”

My Mom.

Knowing her daughter better then anyone since 1964


It’s Time To Fall

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Autumn Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 1:02 PM


Friday, September 22, 2017

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Click The Picture above for some Yummy Pumpkin Recipes- they’re not apple related but I don’t have any cool pictures of food that I’ve taken myself.


Fall With The Ones You Love


4. Fall is only ‘fall’ to Americans, even though the term was coined in Britain
What do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkins? Harvest. That was the word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather. Because “harvest” also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word “autumn” showed up in English writing its popularity soared.
Some time after, poets coined the phrase “the fall of leaves” — shortened to “fall” in the 1600s. The word “autumn” still remained popular throughout England’s period of colonizing the world. The lack of consistent communication between the English and the people in the American colonies led to differences

From CNN

First day of fall: 5 things you probably didn’t know