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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Hello sweeties! Whatever the origin or religious belief, Hallowe’en has become a large part of the holiday fabric, a tradition that has survived centuries and is continually passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, like Christmas, and many other days of celebration, I think Hallowe’en is too commercialized. Personally, I prefer simple decorations and the old fashioned, homemade costumes and treats. 
There are numerous symbols representative of the day like the Jack-o-Lantern, witch and vampire (to name only several). My favourites are the Jack-o-Lantern and the haunted house. And, no Hallowe'en would be complete, unless you read a story of the ghoulish variety like 'Sleepy Hollow' or watched a creepy movie like 'Beetlejuice'. My children love to recount spooky stories while gathered in our dimly lit great room. As far as food goes, I’m crazy for pumpkins and yes, you read that correctly. I love anything pumpkin–pumpkin muffins, scones, pie and cake. And I make a mean pumpkin cheesecake! LOL Did you know there’s an enzyme, I believe, in pumpkins that helps to maintain your youth and prevents wrinkles. Seriously.  

What is your favourite scary story?
I'd have to say mine is definitely The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Didn't the headless horseman use a pumpkin for a head?

Do you have a favourite Hallowe'en themed movie?
Pumpkinhead (you had to know that was coming)! LMAO

What's the best costume you wore as a child?
I was a pumpkin, honest...do you see the pattern here?

Out of curiosity I'd love to hear from you. Anyway, whatever you’re doing this year, whether at a party or trick-or-treating do be careful and have fun! 
Happy Hallowe'en!
Blak Rayne

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