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Sunday, October 25, 2009

candy countdown

Diana Card's series of Halloween paintings have put me over the edge and I am lost in candy-filled thoughts...

I confess...I am obsessed with trick or treating and thoughts of the candy pouring in next Saturday...Thankfully I have kids to legitimize my incessant ringing of doorbells and I live in a town where it is big to do.

When I was little my sister Vickey was the Queen of Halloween and must have felt much the same as I do now...16 years older than me, she dragged me house to house for hours and then we hauled our loot home to weigh it on the scale.

I wish I could remember a pound count, but I can't; it's lost in a haze of childhood memories so thick I can brush them away with my hand and confused in the tussle of candy wrappers and sticky chocolate hands. And I suppose, Vickey, this is all your fault!

Annie, Michelle...I still haven't grown up...Bellerose at Halloween was heaven, and perhaps Warwick just might be the same for my little ones.

As ever, I will be sure to blog about Halloween in Warwick after the merry night has come and the meantime I will be pining for the sea of Hershey's miniatures, Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls, and those cute little square Snickers sure to roll in...

smitten with trickin' and treatin'
xxoxox Jen
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Diva Kreszl said...

how wonderful to remember such 'sweet' memories!!!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

The pictures are so cute!!!!!!

Alexandra said...

This is a wonderful painting.

Michelle C said...

My little one would give her eyeteeth to participate in a Warwick style Halloween! (Frankly, she could ACTUALLY give them, since they are in a jar somewhere around here...)

It is so sad when she's cursed with a mom who suffers from HalloScrooge-itis. Which really hasn't changed from Bellerose days... Well, candy notwithstanding ;) Oh, and save me the Special Dark bars!

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