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According to traditions
Celtic and Welsh ideas
Masks to cover the living
To hide from the dead

Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 11:35:00 PM
    The origins of Halloween are very interesting to study!

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 12:12:00 AM
    beware the tread of ethel-red, a comic an a seer, he'll slice off ya blood-less head, sa dinna interfere. or something quite as queer, will stop ya suckin beer, ya be dead, god strike me Fred to never live in fear... ahead! re Russell Sivey 'Traditions' crap sometimes to me ....Don

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 3:55:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned..Is this based on truth?..Enjoyed learning..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are so uplifting...Sara

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 1:19:00 PM
    Reminds me of an episode of Night Gallery I once saw years ago. Good write as usual Russell.

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 12:29:00 PM
    yes, I've heard that too - interesting write, my friend