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catherine-nagle's picture
Oct.29.2009
Halloween was not an occasion that I looked forward to as a child.  I didn’t know “how” to set my imagination still enough to dress up with what I wanted to meet in the mirror. One of my fondest memories of Halloween was the excitement of going out with my brothers and sisters, and over to Mr...
sharon-dreyer's picture
Oct.29.2009
The first Halloween night that I remember was spent at my Grandmother’s house. Both my brother and I helped her to hand out the treats to the kids who visited her front door. Some of the older kids wore very scary masks that scared me so badly that I still remember trying to sleep on the foldout...
ripley-patton's picture
Oct.29.2009
You can tell kids there are no such things as monsters. But you'd be lying. Let's be honest for a change, for the sake of Halloween and all that's hallow. There are monsters out there, and most of them are dressed up like humans. Jaycee Lee Dugard, the California girl who was kidnapped at age...
lisa-marie-basile's picture
Oct.29.2009
During a visit to Mesilla, New Mexico earlier this month, I stood in the old Plaza, a national landmark where Apache Raiders came and went, where the Gadsen Purchase took place and where calaveras dance into the night celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. We were but a blink away from Juarez, and the air...
cari-oleskewicz's picture
Oct.29.2009
So, Amelia was all excited to be a witch for Halloween. She was a witch last year, and she liked it so much she wanted to do the same thing this year. Fine with me – it’s an easy costume to buy, and we still have the pointy plastic hat from last year. And then, I got an email from her Catholic...
vicky-decoster's picture
Oct.29.2009
The third time I showed up to grade school in the same costume, my friends started to wonder if my mother was nurturing a secret fascination with witches.  As I once again stood awkwardly before my second grade classmates in my dyed bed sheet turned dress, raggedy wig, and black hat that had...
alan-braun's picture
Oct.29.2009
As a witch, Halloween used to mean that I'd dress up like my pet, mimic her actions and get drunk on strawberry wine, making her my familiar. Halloween was also one of the eight major sabbats, where I'd bust out my guitar and growl praises to the devil, also while drinking strawberry wine. Now, as...
simon-wood's picture
Oct.29.2009
I was seven when I met my other sister.   As a child, it wasn’t uncommon for me to wake up during the night craving something to drink. I usually slept with a glass of water or juice on the nightstand next to my bed. On this particular night, I’d drained my glass and found I still hadn’t quenched...
darrel-day-jr's picture
Oct.29.2009
My birth certificate must be wrong. It says I am 50 and quickly approaching 51. That simply ca not be. I feel 18 sometimes and other times, I have'nt even seen my teens yet. Why do I say this? It is Halloween again. A time when children dress up and go door to door screaming "Trick or Treat...
heather-koelle's picture
Oct.29.2009
I have always loved Halloween ever since I was a kid. Its a day when you can pretend to be something else whether beautiful,scary,ugly or funny! I have nice halloween memoroies from my childhood,especially remembering a party I gave when I was ten.WElived in a very old house that had lost of...