Halloween

What kind of tie does a ghost wear to a formal party? A boo-tie.

It's 2015 And Time To Be Scary

We look forward to the season!  Our first vist was to Roger's Gardens in Newport! 

During the month of October, Paul took the camera with him on the October morning walks . The neighborhood gets "decked out" for Halloween so taking pictures while walking seemed a natural thing to do!

Sunday the 26th is our annual pumpkin carving activity where we meet our family for lunch and then an afternoon of carving up pumpkins! Great fun!

To top off the holiday, we go to the Santa Ana Elks Halloween Ball .

 

To Roger's Gardens For The Halloween Visit


The Halloween Botique just opened!

Did You Know? -
  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o' Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.
  • The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.

Walking During October Can Be Scary!

Paul attempts to walk several times a week so this October he brought the camera along and get pictures of the scary neighborhood. Take a look!

 


This is NOT the really scary picture...

Pre-Pumpkin Carving Lunch

We went to the Himalayan Grill for lunch prior to attacking the pumpkins. Great fun with family!


We have full tummies and are ready to attack the pumpkins!

 

Pumpkin Carving

We have a mess of pumpkins and carving kits so the fun begins!

 

Halloween Party At The Elks

Off we go to the Elks for a scary night with scary people!