Friday, 31 October 2008

31st October 1979

Wednesday 31
Granny's Funeral 11.20 am
= nice funeral

Freda, Edna & Bella went

Had a meal in the Brookhouse near Penny Lane
Meal = lovely
Had a really good laugh (It sounds macabre to have a good laugh at a funeral, but Granny would have appreciated it)
Went back to Auntie Freda's

Phoned Sam he was happy as usual ???


Well folks... Happy Halloween

An evening ahead of me of knocks on the door whilst the dog goes ballistic ... deep joy ...I can't wait.

Don't get me wrong as my teen was growing up we did bobbin' apples, carved out the pumpkin, lit it and put it in the window, made pumpkin soup, dressed up and played scary games but I have never allowed her to go 'Trick or Treating' as I think it is like begging ....

Apparently that is where it has it's roots. The tradition is from All Soul’s Day parades in early England. The poor citizens would line up on the sides of the street as the richer members of the community paraded by and threw them pastries called soul cakes. The starving citizens would accept these cakes in exchange for praying for the richer class’s dead family members.

It is also T- shirt Friday over at Nurse Myras. Not much story behind this T-shirt except I got it in the sale for a fiver not long ago. My teen insisted I buy it 'Go on Mum live a little'
I do like it and it is slightly Halloweenish with the bats and vampire robots

(& the bruise on my neck is fading nicely where the vampires got me last week)



From 1973

12 comments:

fracas said...

Lol, fraccy sis... we're a fine pair right now, aren't we?

I won't be answering the door tonight, Mr. Frac and the fraccy son #1 will take care of that. The steps are more than I can handle right now. I'll be on the couch eating the treats. :-)

XOXO's to you!

70steen said...

Dear Frac
Great to see you up (sort of) and at it
Hope you are not in to much pain and are enjoying being pampered

We are a fine pair as you say lol

XOXO's back to you my friend :-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Talking of a fine pair ..... oh, never mind.

Did I mention I hate Halloween, complete load of old nonsense? - bah humbug.

I always end up having a laugh at funerals - peoples lives should be celebrated. The combination of tears and laughter is quite intoxicating ...

70steen said...

tut tut DP *snigger*

Yep I agree a celebration of a persons life is right...

nursemyra said...

grrrreat t-shirt 70s!! I'm going back to link to you straight away

daisyfae said...

pastel robots and bats? ah, the 70s...

RennyBA said...

Hi 70steen - nice to meet you so thanks for the visit and nice comment on my last post about Olga in Norway!

Wishing you Happy Halloween and a wonderful end to your week :-)

70steen said...

Thanks NM ~ must root out some more for next time x

70steen said...

Welcome Daisyfae......great combo on that t-shirt... there is loads going on ...

70steen said...

Hi Renny.. nice to see you here too.
I look forward to your adventures with Olga
Happy Halloween weekend to you have fun :-)

diane said...

I used to live way out in the countryside so no trick or treaters. The I moved into town and the first Hallowe'en, I was caught unawares with no treats to give the little dears.
This year I stocked up on snack sized chocolate bars to give them but word has obviously gone out I am a mean old woman so no trick or treaters this year.
Shame. I shall just have to eat the chocolate bars myself.....

70steen said...

Diane I have still not learned to buy something you like.. I buy cheapo Lidl sweets to hand out .. but as I ignore the knocks on the door when teen is not here I am left with 'crap' sweets .... I have it all wrong I think ... enjoy the choccy.. cn you spare some decent stuff??