All of this reminded me of Halloween evenings in the past and how joyful they were for our children. Many nights we would welcome over 250 children! We always felt that we provided a safe place for children to visit. Danbury isn't safe tonight and it breaks my heart. For so many years, Halloween felt like a big block party in our neighborhood. Tonight, it's quiet, cold and icy. Power lines are down and the kids need to be safe. Halloween will come again. We'll bounce back and this will pass. In case you feel like reading about the history of Halloween treats and food, please visit one of my favorite sites, foodtimeline.org. There's lots of information and plenty of visits down memory lane! I also found some interesting bits of info. on wikipedia about the history of this decidedly pagan but still fun tradition! You'll also find some information about All Saints Day!
It's quiet here. Unusual. Here's a You Tube clip of Tim Burton's, 'This is Halloween' from his bizarre flick, "Nightmare Before Christmas"! It still is one of my kid's favorites!!