Sometimes I wish we could go back in time - and not just when I look in the mirror and try to figure out what wrinkle cream might actually work.
I get that longing for days gone by when I think back to the way Mom and Dad raised their house full of kids, the one I grew up in.
Dad worked in a paper mill, as a laborer, so they never had a lot of money - especially not since they took those words to heart to "go forth and multiply". Some times I wish they would have thought it meant to go sit in a corner and work out a few math problems instead of having nine kids.
But Mom taught me more than I could learn on my own about conserving, consolidating and re-crafting.
I still try to be green - especially at Halloween. And, we can all share a few simple ideas.
Instead of spending lots of money on commercial treats, why not have a homemade Halloween? Plan a party for the kids in your neighborhood. You can invite the kids to come over and bob for apples, make caramel apples and popcorn balls. Let the kids come in costume. It will be a fun-filled day the kids will remember for years.
We had these parties in our house, back when the kids were young.
We would buy pinatas and let the kids pound them to smithereens!
Let me know if you have a Homemade Halloween party. I'd love to hear all about it.
Hope you'll all have a Happy and green Halloween.
Serafina and the Splintered Heart: Robert Beatty
18 hours ago