Wednesday 31 October 2007 - Campfire chat

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Wednesday 31 October 2007 - Campfire chat

Happy Hallowe'en

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cerinthe wrote:

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I wonder if kids in SA go trick or treating like they do here?  That's a question for our Saffies! (past or present Eye-wink)
When I was a kid in SA, we didn't know anything about Halloween and today I can't see parents letting their kids go out to do that, it's just too dangerous.

In Belgium it does not exist either. Lately, maybe last 10 years it did become known and nowadays you have the odd party. Mostly that is by ppl who party to anything. Instead we go to the cemetary on 1 November to celebrate our deceased ones. We put flowers on their graves and it looks quite pretty. The kids don't go trick or treating.

Thanks Ceri :-)  I was curious about that.

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My kids don't do trick or treating at all....not any ....not even the grown ones when they were younger.  We buy their favorite bag of candy and a book.  Then sit and pass out candy...taking turns...and reading.

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Mj said to tell you hello and thank you for your report.  And for the tides.  He has some ??? about that for tomorrow or the next day.  We have appointments tomorrow and hope we get on while you're here.  He said to tell you school is going good.  (He's found out with homeschooling you're learning something the whole time you're awake!)  Eye-wink

He just check the cam and said, "Cool" and checked the weather....7C and light rain.  Then he fell asleep on the floor beside my chair.  Thanks again Alf. You making learning a pleasure for him. 

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its  3.00 or  midnite  some one please start the new day ???

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The study found that Halloween sales have grown by about $2 billion since 2003, ... North America, or why October 31st is sometimes called All Hallow's

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Ms Charlie wrote:

What was there reaction to seeing Halloween celebrated in the USA for the first time?

Oh, everything in the USA has been an adventure for them. The first Christmas we saw how everyone decorated their houses with lights and wow, all those things - I had to take them out driving in the car to see all the sights. I'm surprised I didn't run into a tree I was so busy looking at everything.

The youngest was 10 and is now 16, and he said "you know, I think you can see us from space there are so many lights!!"

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What was there reaction to seeing Halloween celebrated in the USA for the first time?

Ingwe wrote:
cerinthe wrote:

Instead we go to the cemetary on 1 November to celebrate our deceased ones. We put flowers on their graves and it looks quite pretty. The kids don't go trick or treating.

That's nice Ceri. My kids didn't trick or treat in SA - it was a new thing for them in the USA.

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cerinthe wrote:

Instead we go to the cemetary on 1 November to celebrate our deceased ones. We put flowers on their graves and it looks quite pretty. The kids don't go trick or treating.

That's nice Ceri.  My kids didn't trick or treat in SA - it was a new thing for them in the USA. 

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Funny isn't it how traditions start and Xmas is a good example how the true meaning is lost with all the material things. Love what you just said about celebrating  and remembering your deceased ones.

cerinthe wrote:

sabine wrote:
I wonder if kids in SA go trick or treating like they do here?  That's a question for our Saffies! (past or present Eye-wink)
When I was a kid in SA, we didn't know anything about Halloween and today I can't see parents letting their kids go out to do that, it's just too dangerous.

In Belgium it does not exist either. Lately, maybe last 10 years it did become known and nowadays you have the odd party. Mostly that is by ppl who party to anything. Instead we go to the cemetary on 1 November to celebrate our deceased ones. We put flowers on their graves and it looks quite pretty. The kids don't go trick or treating.

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