Trick or Treat ~Written by Gabby Angel


TRICK OR TREAT, OR RETREAT?

This adventure features the twinnies and again the neighbor boys, Alex and Tim ! 

They have been featured with Autumn and I on several adventures now. Also, I had been sitting with Mom, chatting on the enclosed front porch just the other day. I was looking across the street at the house they once lived in…

Recalling our days with Alex and Tim. Just so young, happy and carefree, I miss those simplier days.

More fun
Trick or Treating done on October 31st, Halloween here in the US, what fun!

I know the day also means other things. Bear with me please, this involves costumes and all with Tim and Alex joining us.
As they were involved in many of our “twin memories”, this one too is begging to be written. Maybe because fall season or autumn is on it’s way?   Please read on, I hope you will get a few smiles, too.

Our Costumes

Autumn and I had been planning our costumes for weeks. This one is at 6-7 years old, closer to 7 because our birthday is in January. Back to the story, sorry but my mind gets ahead of me at times  I wanted to be a  princess, Autumn just begging to be Tinkerbelle, seriously. No, we didn’t want to dress in similiar costumes this time.

As always, Autumn saying she knew Tinkerbelle had blond hair. And no, she wasn’t asking Mom to go blond!  Tim was going to be a pirate, Captain Hook he said since his buddy Autumn was going as Tinkerbelle. I confess I did plead my case to Alex to be Prince Charming, to match my princess get-up. No way, he was being a cowboy.  John Wayne, was one of his heroes at the time.

Oops an escaped cat

Halloween night rolls around and we all meet up with our Moms (Lucky them!)  They walked with us around our neighborhood as we went door to door, to what amounts to asking for candy and treats. Small town, traditions and all the kids were doing it… Also was so very safe back then.
We all were behaving fairly well  ,  Autumn and Tim were only teasing and pushing each other a little. I must say Autumn not pleased when Tim hooked his Capt. Hook “hook ”in her fancy hair updo!  The Moms got them settled down and on we went smiling, laughing and collecting so many treats! Last block and no major mishaps, the Moms probably wanted to do a Happy Dance!
Next house Mrs B she answered with a smile, opening the door. Oops, luck ran out…
Autumn and Tim spotted her cat beside her and reached to pet her. Yikes poor Patches liked us all, but wasn’t in the mood to be petted. Off she went out the front door and up a tree! Patches was an inside cat but thankfully still had claws to climb and climb she did! Way, way up she climbed in the maple tree.

Mrs. B. was very upset! She fetched nice Mr B. who got a ladder and coaxed Patches down close enough to reach her. Yay!! Mr. B. saved the day and all adults smiling now. The Moms hurried us away after good byes to Mr and Mrs B. A lecture for Autumn and Tim, who had the nerve to start whining “We didn’t get treats from Mrs. B.”

Home Again

That ended our night of trick or treating, no more houses were visited and we all retreated to our separate homes. The Moms no doubt to get some headache remedy or perhaps a small glass of wine!  Halloween and trick or treating over for the year with one small mishap!

Not really, it had caused plenty of commotion and attention to other parents and Trick or Treating kids. Not to mention poor Patches and Mrs B. She forgave of course, but Autumn and Tim’s stunt “haunted” them for months.  It was talked about by many adult neighbors and kids as well. What a pair those two could be!  Hope you enjoyed this one and see you all soon!

Craig – in loving memory of “us” ~by Autumn Sunshine


Craig – in loving memory of “us”

You are in my dreams

and you feel so real

I wake up and look around,

but as always

you are not here …

I love you, I miss you

and I need you …

It hurts, cuts like a very sharp knife …

Why did I believe that one day

we would be married

live happily ever after …

In our next life

maybe?

Or will you return to me

in my dreams over and over

Until I meet you on the other side …

A LOVE LIKE OURS CAN SURVIVE DEATH — AND IT HAS

Halloween Decorations… Written by Gabby Angel :)


In my neighborhood I noticed the other day, one of my neighbors was really decked out for Halloween already. Well, they do have young kids and they want to make it fun! Every year they are the most decorated house on the block, down to those huge inflatable decorations. Lots of lights all over the place, too and so festive. I know one thing that goes through my mind is…Wonder how high their light bill is? It’s not being unkind or judging, it’s just one of those ramdom thoughts of mine.

Down the block, is a nice family who I saw were also already all decorated. They were really going to be shaking it up this year. The teenagers in the  family got their way, so they have scary sound effects rolling. Along with some what kind of rather unusual and somewhat creepy decorations. It’s not my style or cup of tea, but everyone is different, right?

This is kind of causing a bit of a stir, I heard…Some of the neighbors are not happy about those sound effects or the rather tastless monsters and other things. They are upset it will be scary and awful for the younger kids. It’s a good point I must say, but I won’t get involved in this kind of neighborhood rumblings. Not my business to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do, that is my humble opinion only.

Staying true to my belief, everyone is free to do as they please. Quite honestly, they only run the sound effects for a short while each night. You kind of have to go with the flow, these neighbors are only expressing themselves as they feel they must do.My only worry is that someone will take it upon themselves to dismantle the neighbors work or trash it. I am hoping no major battles break out either! It really will only last for a month or so, after all. Why can’t everyone just get along and respect each other anyway?

When Autumn and I were young, such things didn’t happen. Decorations were much simpler, times were different. If I had my way, it would be that way today. It’s the way I decorate, very simple actually because less is more in my opinion.

It does kind of sadden me to hear of the neighbors bickering in my neighborhood.

How are things going in your neighborhood? Are any of your neighbors decorated for Halloween already? How about any of you, do you have your houses decked out yet? What’s your opinion on the whole deal, I would be ever so interested to know.

As for me, I will just keep praying for neighbor peace to reign! That’s all I ever want, always…Oh, if only I were in charge! 😉