Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It Must Be Fall! The Ivy Is Turning Red!

I love Fall! I don't know why, really, but I do. I have great memories of my mother hunkered down over her sewing machine for the last couple of weeks in October making Halloween costumes for my brother and me. She usually threw a halloween party for us. For some reason I remember these parties more than birthday parties. She went all out with decorations and Halloween-y themed food and my dad would take us around the neighborhood trick or treating while she stayed home in case any trick-or-treaters came to the door. We were the only kids in the neighborhood, so it was unlikely, but one never knew. That was back in the day when all our neighbors knew each other and there wasn't any weirdness to worry about. At least where we lived. We had some lovely older people in our neighborhood and they used to bake cupcakes and cookies to give to us on Halloween night. They knew we were coming and they prepared all day for us. As I think about it, I think my mother exercised great wisdom in doing a Halloween party for us each year. It wasn't just for us. It was for the little old neighbor ladies too.

We're getting fall-ish here lately and I'm loving it!!!! I love all the seasons but for some reason I like autumn best.  Summer is winding down, the mornings are crisp, warming up into pleasant days, and then getting nippy again at night, and we have fires in the fireplace. The new school year has begun, and the smell of pumpkin and spice is in the air. Starbucks brings back pumpkin spice latte! That's ALWAYS something to look forward to! Football season is fun, and plans and ideas for the holidays begin to develop. The change of seasons is always a time of new beginnings. Love that!          

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