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Monday, August 10, 2015

Fall Football, Apples, Pumpkins and Halloween

Fall is around the corner and I can tell by the leaves are a changing their colors and falling from the trees.  Oh it is only August here, but when it gets this dry that is what the leaves will do.  Fall or Autumn brings up brightly colored landscapes, rustling of leaves and cooler temperatures. There is something about Fall that no other season brings. Open your door on your way out and a breath of fresh cool fresh air hits you in the face. It does wake you up.  The stifling hot air of summer has now gone away. It is hard to miss the brightly colored leave on the trees.  They are so pretty of oranges, brown, some greens and bright yellows.  They are also going to be gone away in just a few short months when winter comes around. Squirrels scurry around gathering seeds and nuts to store for the winter.  Some raccoons and opossums gorge themselves before they take their winter’s nap.  Birds that migrate start heading to south where there is still warm temperatures.

Tis the season for some football! There are games being played in schools, colleges and in cities where the major and minor leagues play and you can see them all.  We switch from light and airy clothes of summer to light jackets and leggings in the Autumn.  Blankets with team motifs are brought out of storage and put on the furniture. 

 Along with the football enthusiasts there are pumpkins and apples and a variety of squash that are being harvested.  Children are having a blast in the pumpkin fields and moms are making lots of apple pies.  Some are baking and canning and getting ready for the much colder months.  The aromas fill the room and the houses and float on the air.  Neighbors get a whiff of your baked goods when the door or the kitchen window is opened and the aroma sneaks out.  Can’t you just see mom and granny sitting in the kitchen chatting and drinking hot apple cider while they are making and baking for a bake sale?  Yum, Yum.

There is food and drink aplenty that comes only at this time of the year. Here is a song that will bring back lots of memories. The words are here so you can sing it too.



The prettiest girl 

I ever saw 

Was sippin' cider 
Through a straw 
The prettiest girl I ever saw 
Was sippin' cider through a straw 
I asked her if 
She'd teach me how 
To sip some cider 
Through a straw 
I asked her if she'd reach me how 
To sip some cider through a straw 
First cheek to cheek 
Then jaw to jaw 
We sipped that cider 
Through a straw 
First cheek to cheek, then jaw to jaw 
We sipped that cider through a straw 
And now and then 
That straw did slip 
And we'd sip cider 
Lip to lip 
And now and then that straw did slip 
And we'd sip cider lip to lip 
And now I've got 
A mother-in-law 
And nineteen kids 
That call me "Paw" 
And now I've got a mother-in-law 
And nineteen kids that call me "Paw" 
The moral of 
This little tale 
Is sip your cider 
Through a pail 
The moral of this little tale 
Is sip your cider through a pail


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Halloween is not an evil dark celebration in the fall.  It is not about how evil comes out through many different things that Christianity tells us to believe that it does.
Pagan, the word conjures up many evil things in a Christians mind.  They have been led to believe evil comes out at Halloween.  Is that a rue statement to some?  Yes they believe so.  But is it true?
What is true though is that Pagan’s were country-folk and that Christianity  stole all their celebrations and traditions, made them their won , twisted them to make their people believe that they are evil.
Dressing up as evil spirits was not to bring them out, but to scare them off. 

So when you are teaching your young children about Halloween teach them the truth and let them wear scary costumes to scare those scary beings away.  Think about it!  If monster costumes scare monsters away, what do you think angels would scare area?


  1. I wish that I could experience fall, Debbie. It's mostly hot here. I do love the maple colors.

    1. I lived in Florida for a few years and I also missed the changing of the seasons.

  2. Lovely! Fall is my favorite season.