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Halloween

Fond memories of Halloween as a child, and times spent with my own children have me feeling nostalgic today. I recall the excitement felt as the holiday grew near. The anticipation of wearing a fun costume and knocking on neighbor’s doors who welcomed us with delightful goodies and candy, lingered well after Halloween. It is my favorite holiday because it is the special day we celebrated my three children’s birthdays. They were born on November 1,3, and 5. There was not enough funds to have three birthday parties so close together, but my children never minded. They were delighted to celebrate all their birthdays together on Halloween. Planning what each child would wear as their personal choice of costume was great fun and joy for me. We usually made our own costumes and I enjoyed the creative ideas they would come up with each year. One year we had a pumpkin piñata that was a big hit with all the kids in the neighborhood who invited themselves to the party. My son finally had to take off his blindfold and beat the heck out of the pumpkin with a baseball bat because it refused to give up its goodies after everyone tried to break its sturdy sides. Candy went flying everywhere out into our cul-de-sac street and there was a mad scramble to see who could pick up the most candy. My son has passed away now, and this first year of Halloween and his birthday without him brings back smiles and tears of those happy times. 10-31-21 Happy Halloween Everyone!

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Date: 1/7/2022 4:01:00 AM
Hi Connie, we have no Halloween here. But I have witnessed its excitement and enjoyed its fun while we visited my sister in the US in October- November. As a mother I can relate what fun it is when children are young. I used to dress them up for many competitions at school. Now they are grown up and gone leaving an empty nest behind. Lovely memories!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/7/2022 5:43:00 AM
My children are grown too, but one has returned home with my granddaughter for which I feel very blessed now that my husband has passed on. Have a wonderful new year my friend. Blessings xxoo
Date: 11/5/2021 5:17:00 AM
Hello Connie - Hi. With everything you and your family have been through, may you somehow find peace. I'm certain you made halloween and the birthday celebration special because it sounds like you did. Blessings to you on this day and always. Thank you for sharing a meaningful entry to which I hope helps heal in some small way. Nasmaste Connie
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Date: 11/3/2021 8:26:00 PM
oh my goodness, Connie. The ending here is good memories but also heartbreaking. I had no idea how you celebrated three birthdays all together that way. I don't think you ever told me. They must have been such wonderful kids because some of my very best friends have been Scorpios born end of October to first of November. So sorry again for your loss, dear friend.
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Date: 11/3/2021 8:26:00 PM
FAVE
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Date: 11/3/2021 11:44:00 AM
Connie, my heart is full at reading your wonderfully crafted memory. I am deeply touched and wish you peace! xxoo
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Date: 11/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
My late wife enjoyed Halloween as an opportunity to teach the children to share - and to trade fair! My daughter enjoys it as another opportunity to masquerade! Happy memories, indeed! Aloha!
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Rico Leffanta
Date: 11/2/2021 11:21:00 AM
With no father nor grandfather to guide him, he will certainly need your love and attention! Aloha!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:42:00 PM
Thank you Rico. Your wife had the right idea filled with a mother’s wisdom. I am sorry you too are without your mate. Memories make this day bittersweet. Today is my late son’s birthday. He has been gone four months now. His 11 yr. old son lives on and brings me joy. Aloha and blessings xxoo
Date: 11/1/2021 10:00:00 AM
Treasured memories in this heartfelt write Connie
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:44:00 PM
Thank you Joseph. Memories are bittersweet as this is my late son’s birthday today. His 11 yr. old son lives on and brings me joy. Blessings xxoo
Date: 11/1/2021 4:21:00 AM
Sad memories but the joy of sharing remains. Hugs
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:45:00 PM
So true Victor. Have a wonderful week my friend. Blessings xxoo
Date: 11/1/2021 1:23:00 AM
Oh Connie this is such a touching piece. Remembering the happy times of raising your family and the fun you had together. We don't need money to have a good life. All you need is each other. As I read I can see the kids going after the pinata with sticks and candy flying everywhere. So wonderful. Love it. Good stuff. God Bless my friend and it's good to see you back. JB
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:38:00 PM
Thank you so much Judy. My new pacemaker I got two weeks ago has given me renewed energy to get back to doing some of the things I love most. Today is my son’s birthday we planned to spend together and I am missing him very much, but I know he is happy with my husband on the other side. Blessings xxoo
Date: 10/31/2021 4:42:00 PM
a beautiful description of the wonderful times you and your family spent together on halloween, connie. i'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son but he remains alive in this very touching poem...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:48:00 PM
Thank you very much Ilene. His 11yr. old son, Brody, lives on and brings me joy. His sixth grade class performed the dance from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and it was wonderful. My daughter in law filmed it and shared it with me. Have a wonderful week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 10/31/2021 3:17:00 PM
This is so special Connie. It is filled with wonderful memories and brings attention to your son too. Precious and I can understand how it brings about the sadness too. Happy Halloween :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/1/2021 1:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi. My son’s boy, Brody, 11 yrs. old lives on and brings me much joy. Blessings xxoo
Date: 10/31/2021 2:24:00 PM
He lives on in those happy memories you made Connie. They will always stay with you. Tom
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/31/2021 2:25:00 PM
Thank you Tom. I miss him and the visit we planned to have together this Halloween. Blessings xxoo