I read recently that Halloween has moved up to #2 (after Christmas) in this country for sales of decorations, candy and celebrating of all kinds. Being someone who was nearly a Halloween baby and whose birthday parties were always of the masquerade variety, I have always loved the holiday, too. My friend who taught K-2 for years attests that for that age group it almost surpasses Christmas: the dressing up, the Trick or Treating, the pumpkins, falling leaves and everything else October brings just thrills 5-8 year olds.
As you can see from these photos that I took just walking the halls at the Mount, it is a fun time for 50-80 year olds, too!
Finally, here's an article that was in our local paper over the weekend. I knew you wouldn't want to miss it, especially if you're a dog lover!
PS. And, thank you for the positive responses to the Nooks and Crannies series; the sisters here are, of course, even suggesting ones to include. #4 is coming this Thursday.