Halloween night has always been a really fun time for my entire family. My husband Jack dresses up in costume, and when my kids were younger, we decorated the house with the spookiest stuff imaginable. Hanging corpses, spine-chilling music, and dry iced witches brew on the front porch.
Okay, we still do. Fun habits are hard to break.
Sometimes, we go a bit overboard, and the little ghosts and goblins are too afraid to come to the door --but not their big sisters and brothers.
We used to get hundreds of children from our neighborhood and beyond. Not so much anymore, because parents are too afraid of what might be dropped into the bucket of the trick-or-treaters.
I fervantly hope that our streets and neighborhoods will fill up with the shreiks of fright and delight, and we can return to a time of scary stuff without the REALLY nasty changes that have taken place in our society--needles, poisoned candy, and hospital E.R.'s with sickened children.
Meanwhile, earlier today, volunteers marched into the offices of Move America Forward in Sacramento and packed up another kind of 'goody' --appreciation packages for our troops.
Mary Pearson, our dedicated staffer at MAF, sent me this e-mail of thanks.
If you haven't contributed to our troops for Thanksgiving, you have until Friday before our mailing deadline is reached. Then we march forward to Christmas. All details of my new plans for the Holiday's are available at www.MoveAmericaForward.com
Hello All Our Great Volunteers!
Donald, Doug and I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for the fantastic job you have done for our Troops! We here at Move America Forward would not have been able to accomplish all the labeling and packing it takes without your help! Our brave men and women deserve so much, and we're sure they would be very pleased to know the truly "Patriotic Troops" we have helping us fullfill "our mission!" Right?! United we Stand! United we pack all those hundreds of boxes! What a team!
Thank you again and I hope you have dreams of turkey jerkey, pecan pies, candies, cranberries, coffee, cookies...................
God Bless America and our Troops! (Here and There!)
Move America Forward