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Pumpkin_Man wrote: Murf, I love all those things, too. I love the costumes, the ghost stories, the horror movies, the decorations and all that, but IMHO, carving a jack o'lantern is THE archatypical Halloween traddition, that Halloween is not complete without. Of course, I love it when ToT ers come to my door, and I love all the other decorations, too. But Halloween with out a jack o'lantern is just not Halloween.
JonH wrote:candy, esp. kit kats & milk duds & snickers & candy corn...........hallowe'en history & lore (2 of my favorite books are on the subject, but then again I'm a history teacherd).........home decorations (it takes my wife & I about 3 days to finish inside & out)..........professional haunted houses (live in St. Louis, home of The Darkness, Lemp Caverns, and Creepyworld).........the change in the weather, the crispness of the air, the leaves, the special "electricity" the day & night of Halloween Day itself........the color ORANGE!!!!......dressing up & the big Halloween party each year at our place.......AMC each year (I know it sucks more now, but its still fun to flip randomly thru & catch Halloween 3 mid-movie).......Halloween night itself, the memories of my own ToTing now merged w/ new memories of sitting w/ family & friends around a fire bowl while passing out candy to over 200 kids.......visiting a real pumpkin patch each year, grabbing some fresh made pumpkin & apple butter at the outdoor market (and some kettle korn) before going out in the field & cutting a couple off the vine........and of course, that leads to the #1, the good 'ol Jack 'O Lantern.
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