Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Grinch Who Stole Pumpkins ~ You’ve all heard me
whine, cry and complain mention how much I dislike Autumn and for oh, so many reasons. On my long list, and among them but not limited to, is Halloween. It has always seemed absurd to me. All year long we teach our children not to talk to strangers; then on this one day, a so called holiday, we dress them up and send them out to roam the streets, in the dark of night. Then we encourage them to walk up to some unknown home and ask for candy. Really?? We preach about not opening the door to anyone unfamiliar. Now, on the day of devils, demons and ghosts, we nonchalantly watch them hold the door wide open for a complete stranger standing on the other side wearing a mask! Yes, it is a scary day indeed.