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Halloween-ish Memories

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Halloween-ish Memories

Halloween-ish  Memories
For Suzy Von Geldern

I miss you most of all at Halloween.
The way you'd greet the 'little munchkins'
as you called them, and praise them
for their costumes.  With your laughing eyes 
you'd feign surprise or fear -then invite them
 to take candy from a basket  by the door.

“I  vant to bite your neck.” you’d say,
with the empasis on ‘vant’ and we’d all giggle
in our costumes and delight in the escape.

Why, you'd make the hallway dark and spooky
with a  flickerin'  Jack O Lantern- 
a pumpkin face that Ned would carve each  year.
  
My mind fills with memories of the plastic ghost of Dracula 
hung each year  in that same spot on that same wall-
We’d pull the chord repeatedly 
to hear  the awful moans . 
 Yes! It really is at Halloween,
 I miss you most of all

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Beautiful yet sad memory here Suz...I loved Holloween when I was a youngster...Almost everything was homemade back then...Popcorn balls, candied apples, even cake! Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Suz, what a wonderful story, it makes me sad to think of all the people who greeted me when I was little and how many are gone.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Suz.. congratulations on your win. Always & Forever =Linda=

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Suz, , thanks for the Halloween entry.... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Sounds like I should come to your house on the 31st. Maybe try expanding on the subtleties of Halloween too.

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:13:00 PM
    gosh, so THIS is the one for the contest. It's more personal and JUST as good. I love it.