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Gratitude Sunday–Holidays

Gratitude Sunday

As part of Colline’s Gratitude Project, I would like to say how thankful I am for holidays.  Halloween is just around the corner and I dearly miss the days when my children were still home getting ready for Trick-or-Treat.  I loved carving pumpkins and all the fuss that came at that time of the year.

Everything about the holiday in our home, had to do with family.  With five kids it was always fun to dream up costumes that we could do ourselves.  It took many days of planning and brain storming to come up with ideas that the kids really loved.

Halloween 1991

We always had someone who wanted to be a vampire (Tabitha), or the walking dead (Amy).  Billy lucked out that year and got to dress up like the Cracker Jack guy.

Even our all black Pomeranian, Pu-Chai, got into the holiday.  One year, Tabitha made bat wings we attached to the dog.  He proudly went Trick-or-Treating with the kids showing off his wings.  No matter what, we always had fun.



Even today, my artistic daughter Tabitha still loves to dress up and attend Halloween parties.  Her Mexican Day of the Dead costume is dead-on!  (No pun intended). Smile  I plan on giving out candy on Halloween night.  What do you do to celebrate the holiday?

Thanks for creeping by to see what scary things I am up to.  I’ll see you again,

Silver Threading

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. Your daughter’s costume is scarily good!

  3. I have always been a big fan of Halloween, but my kids are grown and so are the neighborhood kids. And most of the new kids in the neighborhood, their families don’t celebrate due to their religion, but I still enjoy putting the decorations out and eating the candy 🙂

  4. I made costumes for my kids when they were small. I was never really a Halloween person myself but I managed to raise kids who love it. My 21 year old made treat bags yesterday and he’s thrilled because I told him our dog has a few costumes so he can dress her up.

  5. I love Halloween as well, Colleen, and would dress up in black tie and smother my clean white shirt with fake blood and add a few drops around my mouth as well. It was great fun and I was always in party mood with everyone else.

    I’ve not dressed up for Halloween now for a number of years but I’ve already been out and bought heaps of chocolate and sweets for the trick or treaters that will call on Friday evening.
    Then of course we have Guy Fawkes night on the 5th Nov here in the UK, but I’ll be spending that with Toby as he hates fireworks!

    • I know you will have fun giving out sweets to the kids. I remember Guy Fawkes night. Noisy! 🙂

      • Yes, very noisy. In fact, fireworks are already going off most evenings on the lead up to Guy Fawkes night and they carry on right up to New Years Eve. Poor Toby takes cover under the bed as soon as they start going off. This year I’m building him a den he can hide in, on advice given to me by the vet.

        • Poor Toby 🙁 Sugar and Spice hate the Forth of July for the same reasons. Fireworks! At least here in Florida they regulate the use of them. In Montana they went off for two weeks before and after the holiday. Hugs to Toby <3

  6. Loving the makeup! Here in the UK we don’t celebrate it as you do, although the shops are really trying to force it on us these days. I dare say it’ll catch on. 😀

  7. Wow! Tabitha’s make-up is quite impressive. Is she a make-up artist?

  8. Here isnt it a big deal aswell. But the merchandise machine swop more and more over. Anyway, i love the picture, looks like you guys had a good time😊

  9. It looks like you had a great time for Halloween with your kids 😉
    We haven’t celebrated this then in Denmark.

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