Definitely not a witch hunt here



“I love that in celebrating Halloween, we can get lost in the magic of make-believe and fantasy no matter what age we are!” — Natalya Neidhart

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Wednesday’s word prompt on Susan and my alternate site  Weekly Prompts was Halloween and it turned out that this simple enough word triggered a lot of animosity, contentious commentary and a host of assorted back lash that seemed to put this innocent enough day under the scrutiny of an indifferent public.

I see the day simply as a time when children ( and adults if they are so inclined) can put on a costume and enjoy the day in a temporary alter ego. Children and their parents visiting neighbors and heartily and innocently celebrating this days “trick-or-treat” mantra.

When I completed my shopping at a local Safeway outlet earlier today I noticed one cashier ( Carla P.) chatting with her customers and wearing a Halloween witch’s costume. She was the only one in a lineup of seven other employees who was wearing one.

“I put this costume on this morning when my shift started at seven a.m. and have a few more hours to go until my shift ends” she told me.

A tip of the hat and a hearty congrats to this fun loving Safeway staffer.


Word Prompt Halloween




    • Thank you Lois. A number of the more vocal saw it as a conspiracy against religious beliefs. But I see it as a day to let the children dress up in costumes they choose, go out at night with their parents and then learn the meaning of sharing and neighborly fun. I guess for many the Inquisition is alive and well. Now that’ scary.

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  1. I’m not Catholic, my church is The Church of England, and officially this church frowns upon Halloween celebrations. Now, given our English history of witchcraft perhaps thats unsurprising!

    Personally speaking, I don’t see Halloween as a conspiracy against religious beliefs, it’s simply a bit of fun for the children, mine enjoyed our Halloween parties and my grandchildren love dressing up.

    Halloween has a long British history; it was originally a pagan festival in England and Ireland and was held in May.

    In the eighth century, along comes Pope Gregory of the Roman Catholic Church and changed the date of Halloween and named the following day as All Saints Day (All Hallows Day).

    I don’t mind if Rome want to claim Halloween, we’ve got Harry Potter! :))

    I didn’t grow up with Halloween and trick or treating so the celebration doesn’t mean as much to me as it probably does to those at your side of the pond. But once it arrived over here, we went to great lengths in decorating our house and making costumes for the children so that they did not miss out on this new activity.

    This year Joss took Evie shopping and bought this pretty little outfit for her, doesn’t she look sweet? 🙂


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