Traditions

Halloween is the beginning of a Fall tradition.  When the kids were younger and heading out to trick or treat, dinner was the furthest thing from their minds……but the stinkers had to eat before they filled themselves up with sugar and bounced their way around the neighborhoods……chili was the easiest thing to fix……..along with garlic bread, deviled eggs, and an all time favorite….tapioca pudding…or fish eggs..I told the kids they were fish eggs.  They look like fish eggs!!!!……….This tradition started 33 years ago on Halloween…….I gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on October 31…………..my sweet mother-in-law cooked and fed them a delish concoction of chili that year………and I kept it up after that………..IMG_2435 .

……..so besides Halloween its also a birthday……it’s a Birthoween day here………

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I sat in the living room last night and listened as the kids made their way through the dry crackling leaves on the sidewalk, up the stairs to the porch, and ring the door bell and yell “trick or treat”…….it’s over with for another year……the tradition will live on…..chili will cook on the stove all day, eggs will boil for deviled eggs, and garlic butter will be slathered on slices of french bread……….I’ll listen to the sounds of footsteps in dry leaves once again……..falling leaves, blowing leaves…….all traditions of Fall that Mother Nature gives us……it never changes………….Halloween will be here, a birthday will be celebrated, and the leaves will once again fall to the ground, dry up, and scatter with the wind……..

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