2019 Life Logs, Day 300: In the Spirit of Halloween
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Weather: Overcast with Rain and Wind; High 66, Low 52 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was a dark and dreary stormy day with rain and leaves blown here and yon . . . and tonight is very much in the spirit of a spooky Halloween evening. Getting into the spirit, the Goldpebbles carved their pumpkins late this afternoon and I was invited to come join in the fun. The youngest had the biggest pumpkin and the oldest, the smallest. Ollie carved a traditional jack o’lantern while Sam carved what Jonah called a ‘modern’ one. While Jonah, with the middle-sized pumpkin did a cross between the two. ‘Traditional’ to the Goldpebbles means you cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth, while ‘modern’ means you engrave the design on the pumpkin, but you don’t cut the pieces out. Jonah leaves on Wednesday morning for a two-day school trip to the National Seashore with his 5th grade class, so he won’t be home for Halloween evening. And Sam has decided he is too old to go Trick or Treating, so he will be staying home to give out the tricks and treats. Ollie will be the only one going door to door Trick or Treating this year. My, how fast these little ones grow up. Hard to believe.
Another thing that is hard for me to believe is that forty-five years ago today, Mark and I were married at sunrise in Lovers Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. If you know me well, you know I don’t do mornings. I was truly in love to get up to get married at that time of day! When I look at the photographs that Mark’s brother Steve took that day, we could have been the poster children for a ‘70’s ‘not so traditional’ wedding . . . me with my long hair wearing a GunneSax dress by Jessica McClintock and Mark with his longish hair and beard wearing his baby blue bell bottoms and ‘hippy’ shirt. Wonderful, precious memories.