Will kids lose out on Halloween?




“It’s the most frightening, scary, spooky, creepy, ghastly, ghoulish, grisly, wonderful time of the year.” – Anon.

This jack in the box did not have a fever per se but might be steamed up over the way the Corona Virus has taken all the fun and joy out of life for everyone.

Wednesday’s Challenge on partner Susan and my other site was STEAMED LENSES.

This year the scariest thing about Halloween might be seeing people out and about not wearing a face mask and putting the folks they meet at risk for a pandemic cocktail.

COVID has turned the world into a spookier place and I bet witches, goblins, Frankenstein and Snow White will refrain from visiting many neighborhoods that they have easily frequented in the past.

The above photo was taken today in a local hardware store and the number of such displays has dwindled drastically rom last year. The manager of the outlet told me that they were not really expecting a lot of people to purchase scary paraphernalia this year due to the COVID virus.

Many markets have placed their loaded cases of pumpkins ( large and small) out in the aisles for sale but the supply of the candies and other treats for that night might not be sold this year.

The bloody virus over the past number of months has postponed many weddings, graduation parties, family reunions and a host of other social activities that were symbolic in the pre virus days.

Do you expect to see scads of young trick or treaters walking up the steps to your front door this year or have you written off this traditionally scary day with the fear that an invisible monster ( worse than Dracula or the Mummy) might make life unpleasant for you and yours?

Whatever happens be safe. Keep social distancing .

Happy Halloween to one and all.



Wednesday Challenge – Steamed Lenses




    • So very true. We have had a big orange pumpkin head running the country for almost four years. I wonder if Mike Pence is really a zombie. He did not move when he had that fly on his head last night during the debate. As they used to say no brains ..no feelings. πŸ™‚ Guess that old wives tale is true.


      • Ha.. love your orange pumpkin head quip.Can’t believe that the pumpkin head said he won the debate! Well, guess I can, in that he’s a pumpkin head. Oh man, I want this to be over.


        • I think it was Yogi Berra who said “it ain’t over until it’s over”. Well Trump is vowing to fight the election results and “hole up” in the White House until the counting is over. He is turning the country into a banana republic complete with armed goons and masked militia members anxious to bomb mail boxes and intimidate voters. Remember the woody Allen movie “Bananas”? Well today life is truly imitating art. How’s them apples? πŸ™‚


    • I think you are correct Susie. There is not much fun in receiving virtual treats anyways. Bits and bytes are fun but for youngsters this is their big night out but that is now a thing of the past. Be safe. Take care. πŸ™‚


  1. I would imagine it depends upon where they live. I’m guessing that in some places of the US where the mentality of the residents is somewhat lower than elsewhere, they will be out in force and displaying their orange pumpkin heads. πŸ™‚


  2. Not Halloween too! Ugh! I saw a house that may have the answer. They had a long Halloween decorated pipe running the porch railing. I’m guessing they shoot the candies down to the children below while remaining a safe distance away at the top of the porch. With a little creative thinking, maybe Halloween doesn’t have to be cancelled after all! Or is it already β€” Too Late?


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