Meet And Greet (Page One)
(October 16th 2015) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
It's time to dance and scare all the evil spirits away... Well, not ALL the evil spirits, we do want to have some fun!
Your Board Hard At Work!
Our new treasurer loves counting the money!
Serious topic under discussion! (Wine or a Martini?)
We all help Neil get the announcements ready!
Sue enjoying the kibitzing!
It is 6:00... Let's Get The Dance Underway!
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.
As usual, beautiful fall tables courtesy of Neil and Nita
The party can now officially begin!
Check-in business is booming!
Tracy provides adult supervision!
We must have a new Grandmother!
Ghislaine and Wally make their entrance!
Did You Know? - 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.
Wally provides some guidance
We found our spot!
Trick or Treat
Find your seat
In a few minutes
There will be food to eat!
Freda figured it out!
Did You Know? - The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.
Larry meets our guest Tom!
They light up the evening!
Looks pretty complex!
They have assistance now!
Gentlemen... Behave tonight! No sneaking up behind someone
and yelling "BOO!"
They will probably do it anyway!
Rita and Ron are guests for this evening...
Friends for years with the Seberns!
Looks like salad is about to be served
Did You Know? -
Most experts trace trick-or-treating to the European practice of "mumming," or "guysing," in which costume-wearing participants would go door-to-door performing choreographed dances, songs and plays in exchange for treats. According to Elizabeth Pleck's "Celebrating The Family," the tradition cropped up in America, where it would often take place on Thanksgiving.
In some early versions of trick-or-treating, men paraded door-to-door, and boys often followed, begging for coins. Most of these early trick-or-treaters were poor and actually needed the money, but wealthy children also joined in the fun. Door-to-door "begging" was mostly stopped in the 1930s, but re-emerged later in the century to distract kids from pulling Halloween pranks.
Nina has it right on - "One clap if by sea... Two claps if by land!"
"... and three claps means he took Uber!"
Making the rounds...
Tom and Sue catching up!
Perhaps A Little Dancing?
Gary and Marion demonstrate how it is done!
"If I had four inch heels I would be this tall!"
Freda and Richard do some pre-dinner exercise