Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Changes

Halloween has changed for us over the years. The girlies are all grown up and going their separate ways. The area I live in is rural. There are no sidewalks even though I live on one of the main roads in town. There are no street lights to speak of. The stree tlights are located at cross streets which are 1/4 to 1/2 mile apart making things dark and treacherous.

When the girlies were little, we'd go across the street to Prissy's house. She'd have candy for them. When her husband was alive, he'd have special candy like Halloween themed lollipops. Afterwards, we'd go to my mother's house. I'd take my girls trick or treating around the neighborhood and then we'd have dinner with Grandma and Grandpa.

As the girlies got older, to take the sting out of a lack lustre Halloween, we celebrated Ink's birthday. We got him in December and the woman we got him from said his litter was born sometime in October. The girlies decided since Ink was an all black cat, his birthday had to be on Halloween.

So, even though Himself and The Eldest were working, the Young One sequestered in her room killing aliens, monsters, or going on quests with friends, I still kept up the tradition. I baked cupcakes for Ink's birthday. He has a sweet tooth and is partial to yellow cake. He also likes vanilla ice cream and yogurt.

One thing I did think of. I am so glad I didn't have to make 60 of these black cat cupcakes for the girlies to take to school. Cutting licorice nibs to make the pupils was a royal pain.Cute as the cupcakes are, changes aren't always bad. And M&Ms and licorice nibs together are heaven.

Did you celebrate Halloween?

13 comments:

  1. Happy one-day-late birthday, Ink!

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    1. It's not a late wish, Finn. It's prolonging the celebration.

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  2. While we're on the edge of the city line we're the corner house in a busy family neighborhood so we had a steady flow of kids and neighbors coming in.

    We adopted a bit of your old memories and invited some people in while we ran Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein on the living room TV.

    We won't let Halloween go-- it's either Halloween Season or "9 mos until Halloween Season" in our house.

    This weekend we're going to the SLEEPY HOLLOW live show at Old Sturbridge Village which is supposed to be incredible.
    feliz día de los Muertos!

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    1. You'll be the most popular house on the block at Halloween. As long as you don't scare the gypsy out of some little kid (-;

      Hope you blog about Sleep Hollow. I heard about it too late, and all the tickets were sold out.

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  3. Loving those cupcakes. And I can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than throwing a bday party for Ink.
    Hugs

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  4. Those are SO cute! Now that's love right there. I've always lived in a suburban area, so there were lots of doors to knock on, but I wonder how similar my Halloweens would have been if we'd lived somewhere rural. We took our kids to an awesome neighborhood for trick or treating last night and spent time with good friends who live there. There's nothing like good company, eh?

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    1. Love. Himself thinks crazy cat lady :-D Glad your family had a fun time trick or treating

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  5. ink.....sendin best fishes ♫♪♫♪ happee day wishez ♫♪♫♪ N mice creem dishez...happee bee lated two ewe; hope yur mom baked ewe yur own purrsonul cupcake filled with nip & topped with grazz ! heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥

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    1. Hiya Tabbies! Mama gave me a few crumbs of a plain cupcake. That's the way I like 'em. If I eat too much cake, it upsets my tummy. Hurling on the rug upsets Mama. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  6. Adorable cupcakes! We didn't get a single 'treater'! So I guess it's up to us to est the candy! ;)
    Happy Birthday Ink!

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    1. By all means, eat the candy. You don't want it to spoil or go to waste.

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  7. Those are so adorable!!! Happy birthday, Your Royal Ink-y-ness!

    Halloween traffic where we live depends upon who has moved into the neighborhood. When we moved here 20 years ago, there were lots of families with younger kids, then they all grew up, moved away, etc. and a new wave moved in...now it seems as if there aren't so many kids in the subdivision. We had maybe 15 all told come through?

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