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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2016, 10:24:47 PM »
Man, I miss Halloween. It always feels liek it takes forever to get here. Then before you know it, it's gone

Truth.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2016, 10:21:56 AM »
I've got some real bad post-Halloween blues today. I found out that Cowboy's been raiding my treat stash!





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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2016, 10:26:17 AM »
Hmmm...  What to say.

Well, for me Halloween begins on September 1 and ends on October 31, of course.  However, I just read somewhere that, according to some different religions that helped create the modern Halloween, you are supposed to remember your departed ancestors throughout the entire month of November.  I don't follow any specific religions and I don't remember where I read this.  According to what I've read, the Celtic festival of Samhain was celebrated from October 31 til November 1, so I don't think it's the same thing as Samhain.  That being said, I think it's safe for me to consider November as part of Halloween along with September and October.

As for people getting Christmas decorations out too early...  Yes, I hate it as well.  Wal-Mart had the Christmas trees up for sale in September.  Yuck!  Another thing that I hate when it comes to Christmas stuff is Dunkin' Donuts' new tradition of discontinuing their pumpkin products directly after Halloween.  Last year, I walked into my local DD store on November 1 and they had NOTHING for pumpkin products at all.  For the love of God, pumpkin is a Fall treat!  A Fall treat!  It's not reserved specifically for Halloween and Halloween only.  Unfortunately, DD is just that impatient to get the Christmas stuff out.  If they continued serving peppermint mocha iced coffees for Christmas, I'd be a little less harsh on them...  But I don't think they still serve them.

All in all, I prefer to think of every day as being Halloween.  Because, as specified by my signature, without Halloween, monsters, etc., life sucks.
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2016, 12:46:50 PM »
I always scour the supermarkets and discount department stores for post Halloween sales in early November. Halloween doesn't end for me anyway until the candy's gone.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2016, 11:37:13 AM »
So, this is an interesting thread.  This used to happen to me a lot when I was younger.  When you're a kid, you don't really have control over much so you have to wait all year long for your favorite holidays to come around.  I married later in life to a rules don't apply to me kinda gal whose favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so we have Thanksgiving dinner 4-5 times a year.  When she saw how bummed I got after Halloween was over she was a sneaky devil.  She does not really care for horror so she happily put everything away like normal.   Then about a month and a half later she took a day off work and I came home to a spooky wonderland.  Now, it's not exactly as the same as the real Halloween where the stores are all covered in Halloween stuff and the neighbors have decorations up but still we have our own mini-Halloween with candy and decorations and horror movie marathons 4-5 times a year too.  No specific dates but  whenever we feel like it.  We're grown.  We do what we want!

PS I hate Christmas music and all the early Christmas crap.  We usually have second Halloween right around Christmas and roll right into New Year's in protest. 

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2016, 11:46:08 AM »
So, this is an interesting thread.  This used to happen to me a lot when I was younger.  When you're a kid, you don't really have control over much so you have to wait all year long for your favorite holidays to come around.  I married later in life to a rules don't apply to me kinda gal whose favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so we have Thanksgiving dinner 4-5 times a year.  When she saw how bummed I got after Halloween was over she was a sneaky devil.  She does not really care for horror so she happily put everything away like normal.   Then about a month and a half later she took a day off work and I came home to a spooky wonderland.  Now, it's not exactly as the same as the real Halloween where the stores are all covered in Halloween stuff and the neighbors have decorations up but still we have our own mini-Halloween with candy and decorations and horror movie marathons 4-5 times a year too.  No specific dates but  whenever we feel like it.  We're grown.  We do what we want!

PS I hate Christmas music and all the early Christmas crap.  We usually have second Halloween right around Christmas and roll right into New Year's in protest.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »
I sure am. My gal really gets me and I worship her for it!  But y'all feel free to steal our traditions and make them your own.  Happy haunting all year round I say!

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2016, 05:24:29 PM »
I have an update for those who are concerned.  I happened to walk into my local Dunkin' Donuts today, expecting to order a mocha iced coffee, and to my surprise...  They still had the pumpkin available!  I guess someone finally talked some sense into the head honchos who decided that getting rid of the pumpkin directly after Halloween last year was a good idea.  Let's hope 2015 is the last and only year that they decide to make such a stupid move.  Still, who knows when DD might discontinue the pumpkin this year.  It could be the end of November, the middle of December, or even tomorrow.

Right now, my "after Halloween blues" are a little less blue.  ;D
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2016, 06:40:36 PM »
I have an update for those who are concerned.  I happened to walk into my local Dunkin' Donuts today, expecting to order a mocha iced coffee, and to my surprise...  They still had the pumpkin available!  I guess someone finally talked some sense into the head honchos who decided that getting rid of the pumpkin directly after Halloween last year was a good idea.  Let's hope 2015 is the last and only year that they decide to make such a stupid move.  Still, who knows when DD might discontinue the pumpkin this year.  It could be the end of November, the middle of December, or even tomorrow.

Right now, my "after Halloween blues" are a little less blue.  ;D

They got rid of the apple pie immediately after Halloween. I guess no one likes apple pie after Halloween. lol

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2016, 08:54:27 PM »
I've never been a fan of DD's apple pie, but it doesn't surprise me that they discontinued it directly after Halloween.  As is the case with pumpkin, apple is a Fall treat that should be served until at least the end of November.  Instead the stuff gets taken out of the stores directly after Halloween because these big tycoons are just that impatient to get the Christmas stuff out.
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2016, 11:42:59 PM »
I always want Halloween to be more grand and more exciting than the previous year.
I want to take as many cool photos as I can each year for my collection.
But then it rained for 2 weekends before Halloween.
CA does need the water, though.
So folks set up their porch displays on the weekend before Halloween, which does not allow enough time to set up all of their stuff.
Then we just get 3 kids trick-0 treating (*at*) 6:10 PM and no more kids - even though even our second floor has orange lights and displays in the upstairs windows and a rain white noise machine and thunder and lightning machine going on downstairs with the porch light on and our entire staircase glowing with orange and purple LED lights that can be seen in our downstairs windows. Plus FOUR pumpkins.  What I do like is that every year is different and it is random if it is a big night or not. BUT my wife never saw Nightmare on Elm ST part 3 Dream Warriors and so it was fun to watch that retro 80's movie for many reasons.



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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2016, 06:34:12 PM »
I have an update for those who are concerned.  I happened to walk into my local Dunkin' Donuts today, expecting to order a mocha iced coffee, and to my surprise...  They still had the pumpkin available!  I guess someone finally talked some sense into the head honchos who decided that getting rid of the pumpkin directly after Halloween last year was a good idea.  Let's hope 2015 is the last and only year that they decide to make such a stupid move.  Still, who knows when DD might discontinue the pumpkin this year.  It could be the end of November, the middle of December, or even tomorrow.

Right now, my "after Halloween blues" are a little less blue.  ;D

Good for them.

It makes sense to keep the pumpkin stuff at least through Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin pie is such a traditional staple for that holiday.
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2016, 06:44:17 PM »
I always want Halloween to be more grand and more exciting than the previous year....
...Then we just get 3 kids trick-0 treating (*at*) 6:10 PM and no more kids - even though even our second floor has orange lights and displays in the upstairs windows and a rain white noise machine and thunder and lightning machine going on downstairs with the porch light on and our entire staircase glowing with orange and purple LED lights that can be seen in our downstairs windows. Plus FOUR pumpkins.... 

I love Halloween, but feel sad that it is not as I remember from the 50's - But then, nothing much is.

It bugs me that my friend's granddaughter goes "trunk-or-treating" at her school on October 21st.  When I asked the little girl why so long before the real holiday, she told me it was "so the teachers could be off with their families on the actual day".  (Sad that she realizes how such things work at such a young age.)

To make matters worse, all candy is suspect and she is allergic to tree nuts - She'll never know the unbridled joy I had as a free range kid on Halloweens past.
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2016, 10:52:17 AM »
I love Halloween, but feel sad that it is not as I remember from the 50's - But then, nothing much is.

To make matters worse, all candy is suspect and she is allergic to tree nuts - She'll never know the unbridled joy I had as a free range kid on Halloweens past.

I'd erect a monument to the Unknown Free Range Kid except that he's not unknown. He's gone from the streets but most of us can see him in the mirror every morning.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2016, 12:36:10 PM »
If you think you have the blues... check out this guy.

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