Halloween Fun at the Fall Festival

My outside Halloween décor.
My outside Halloween décor.
I’ve got a Digiorno pizza in the oven. Usually, in the Robertson household, we either eat or order out to celebrate the weekend. Tonight is the night of Princess Buttercup’s fall festival at school, though.

We’ve got to make dinner snappy so that we can get to Buttercup’s school by six. The parents have to help with the events. I’m helping with face painting, something that I love to do because it’s art. I also love the smiles that I get when I finish the job and hand a child a mirror to see him or herself. I’m not a great artist, but it doesn’t take much to make the little ones happy.

When I was a child growing up in rural south Alabama, my brother and I loved to go to the Halloween carnivals at school. They were great fun. It’s a funny thing, though: now-a-days they don’t call it a “Halloween” carnival. People now either call it a “fall festival” or “fall carnival.”

“Halloween” just seems to be…um, taboo! (Hee, hee!)

Hope you're not spooked if a black pup crosses your path.  (Sprocket.)
Hope you’re not spooked if a black pup crosses your path. (Sprocket.)
My zinnias and lantana are still blooming!
My zinnias and lantana are still blooming!
More gourds and chrysanthemums.
More gourds and chrysanthemums.

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0 Responses to Halloween Fun at the Fall Festival

  1. It reminds me of everyone insisting that we use “Winter” or “Holiday” in place of “Christmas.” It’s not a bad word. It’s a holiday that many religious and non-religious people celebrate, as they do Chanukah and Kwanzaa around the same time. Now, using “Holiday” to pay homage to all three isn’t bad, except when all there are are Christmas decorations. Come on…you’re obviously thinking Christmas, so just say the word!

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