Thursday, 1 November 2007

"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" - Isley Brothers, 1959

John wondered if we'd have any trick-or-treaters at our house last night. We did. Five batches of them.

And what cuties they were, too!

"Dave", the ghoul in our window, gave several of them quite a scare, apparently. In a couple of cases, before we even heard the knock at the door, we heard a loud scream or squeal...and we assumed that Dave had been spotted! It was also fun to overhear what some of the kids said as they were walking away from the house, after getting their treats. One pointed out to his dad that, "She's American, isn't she?". Another told his brother that we had a gargoyle down by the plants (and we do have a concrete gargoyle by the potted plants near the front door). One young teenager, dressed in a fancy devil costume, asked me where in America I'm from, because, as she said, "I have family in America." But she was off to rejoin her costumed friends before I could ask her where her American relatives live.

The village kids were all very polite, and we had to encourage some to take more than just one little chocolate. John and I had a great time answering the door, and we even met one family from the block behind us. Although we're in the same cluster of houses, we'd never met them before.

It was great fun!

Once the time approached 9pm, we removed Dave from the study window, blew out the candles in the pumpkin-shaped candle holders, and turned off the porch light. I noticed something on the bench outside the front door. It was two little paper cutout pumpkins, as seen in the photo below. I wonder if one of the kids left them as a present to us...or did someone just set them down and forget to pick them up again when they left?

(Click on any image for a full-sized version.)

If you haven't already, check out John's Halloween entry on his see the fantastic spider photo he took yesterday on our front-porch lamp. Really cool!

One more thing before I end the discussion of Halloween 2007. Here's a photo of my favorite little Houston gobblins, Lee and William, sent by their mom Melanie. They are so cute that I decided to share...



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