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Saturday, October 30, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWS EVE

Halloween used to be huge around our house. I had the biggest party on the block. We had a wagon, all the dads spent the day plotting out the "haunted trail" which was really a dirt road behind our property and we took all the kids on a hay ride and basically scared the crap out of them for a few hours. This could be why I have to sit through movies like Eraserhead with Wesley now! The party started when Wesley was four with just the neighbors beside us and across the street and by the time she was in third grade people were inviting themselves and it really got out of hand. Lots of fun memories though. As many of you know, Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is famous for it's street party, and we go every year. I think they have estimated over 70,000 people and it also gets way out of hand. I am going to try and remember my camera this year, I always forget it. I should have some fun pics for Monday morning. Happy weekend everyone! Tomorrow I will be down in Southern Pines saying goodbye to all of your potterywith Meredith.

6 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Thanks for packing up the work, that street party reminds me of my days in SF, what a blast those days were. Ha.

Hollis Engley said...

That photo, Tracey ... Yikes.
Happy Halloween to you, too ...

Judy Shreve said...

Linda -- I lived in SF for a while. That is the best place to be on Halloween. The parade on California Street blew me away the first time I saw it. I was there from 1971-1974. When were you there?

Tracey -- I love that picture! Happy Halloween -- have fun at the street party!

Linda Starr said...

Judy, I lived in SF from 1974 to about 1980 and then lived in the East Bay from 1980 to 1985, so went to SF a lot then too, free Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship concerts in the park, then to lots of concerts put on by Bill Graham, (my friend worked for Graham), Rolling Stones, The Band, those were party days for sure.

Cindy Shake said...

We laughed out loud thinking of your "haunted road" trail and screaming little kids in the wagon!! How fun to have watched the Dad's getting into it. 70,000(!!) people -all crazily dressed, all indulging in their favorite beverage or mind enhancements.... NOW THAT'S A PARTY!!

Trish said...

A party indeed!! Well, I will contend with the 100 or so kids coming to my door in a few hours. ;)
Just getting back in touch with the blogger world after being away for a bit..Tracey, I can relate to the child leaving home..new relationship will emerge-still good, but yes, miss the daily hugs and chats.
Must be the moon..my world in emotional roller coaster too. T.