poetry and prose about place

Happy Halloween

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In Canada, October is a month for celebration.  We have our Thanksgiving in mid-October, and, on the 31st, Halloween.

I have a few Halloween-themed post cards.  I display these over our fireplace, on a string, attached by clothespins.  They make a festive banner to complement the orange pumpkins and other decorations.

Halloween symbols are spooky…

but some witches are not so terrifying….

and the light of a Jack-o-lantern helps make the paths less eerie…

Happy Halloween!!!!

Copyright  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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  1. These are wonderful, Jane! I have some old Christmas postcards that are similar (except for the spookiness).



    November 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    • Hi. I have many postcards, but only a few in seasonal themes. I love the art work on them. I use them to decorate during the holidays. Jane


      jane tims

      November 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  2. You’re clever to have kept those old halloween cards.
    Nice poem Stan



    October 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    • Hi. I’ve been inspired to buy a few new ones this year. Halloween post cards are rarer than others and therefore pricey. Jane


      jane tims

      November 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

  3. OH MY GOSH.!!!!!! That was fantastic Stan.! Between you and Jane,,,,the talent is “unbelievable” and totally enjoyed by us. Beautiful memories indeed.! Keep up the good work knowing you are putting a “smile” on many faces. Have a great Halloween,,,Be Safe. patsi.



    October 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    • Thanks. I think I will leave the creative talent to Jane but I am glad I can bring a smile. Maybe the spontaneous poet will show his work again some day. I will enjoy the evening and am glad to know others will too. Stan


      Stan spavold

      October 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  4. Lovely!


    Mother Eagle

    October 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

  5. The old Halloween cards are awesome. I can’t decide whether my favorite is the one with the boy carving the pumpkin or the one with the adorable little witch.



    October 30, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Hi. I like the pumpkin carving boy, just because it is a post card that belonged to my grandmother. jane


      jane tims

      October 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

  6. halloween is a special time of year
    but now it just brings a tear

    i recall a very special night
    when we dressed up to create a fright

    a figure eight we planned with our pillow case
    to fill one bag and empty half way at home base

    i recall early ones with my mom or sister I did roam
    later I could go out by myself around our home

    the treats I would catelog and eat slowly so they would last
    because they were the only treats we got in my past

    i remember the sad day I could not go out again
    I guess staying a kid too long is a sin

    then I had my own treaters I could take out for trick or treat
    so many spokes and goblins again I would meet

    what joy it was to relive with my kids the memories of the past
    oh I sometimes wish those times could always last

    so this halloween as we have adult fun
    I guess my days of treating are done

    yet new ways to celebrate this All Hallows’ eve I will find
    and as I carve my pumkin I will know in my mind

    that the day we stop being a kid it will be
    not much of a life at all dont you see

    so stay young and enjoy this very special event
    this life we live , we really only really rent

    the spontaneous poet


    stan spavold

    October 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    • Hi. The ‘spontaneous poet’ ought to have his own website, he is so good. Thank you for the memories. I remember trying to make the bag of treats last ’til Christmas, but failing miserably! Jane


      jane tims

      October 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

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