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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trick or Treating Afternoon

Although Halloween is several days away, the local communities held trick or treat this afternoon.  It was a warm and sunny day.  It was perfect day for the kids and adults to roam the streets going door to door.  I walked along again this year.  A lot of adults dressed up.  Some were a little inappropriate, but I'm old with low tolerance.  I would have taken pictures but I didn't want to be yelled at.


This is Ewan, our youngest grandson.  He is four and his favorite movie is "The Princess Bride".  He wanted to be Wesley and was very put out if you called him a ninja or Zorro.  He mostly says "As you wish".  He did learn to say son of a B....from watching the movie several times,  but that was corrected very quickly.  His mustache didn't stay on very long because it tickled and made his eyes water. 



For school he was Clark Kent reporter.

The second to youngest grandson is Jack.  Jack is six.  He wanted to be Abraham Lincoln.  He was very serious about being the 16th president of the United States.  He even quoted  "four score and seven years ago" to people from Lincoln's famous speech.  When ever I tried to take his picture he would hold his lapels as if to speak with conviction.




Here is a picture of his speaking with conviction or preaching fire and brimstone.

Next is Sam.  Sam is ten.  He had to tell me what he dressed up to be.  I'm not familiar with comic book characters or super heroes.  I think he's a tree or a plant.  I think he said he is Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, but don't quote me.  Sam has told me from the time he was small that he wants to write and direct movies like Star Wars.  Who knows, time will tell.


Then there was Dylan.  Dylan wanted to be a Rocket Man.  Thank goodness his other grandma is so clever and figured out how to make that happen.  His mom was out of town, but got back in time for the fun.  I didn't know what to do.  I didn't have any appropriate supplies.  I think they did an amazing and wonderful job.  I don't know where the Rocket Man idea came from, but I imagine it was from the same source as Sam.  It was either a movie, comic book or book of some sort.  A fun time because he is now old enough to go trick or treating with his cousin and friend. 



People go beyond the call of duty.  This was the most amazing house we saw.  The theme was the Wizard of Oz which is another one of Ewan's favorite movies.  They had the whole side of the house made into a big tornado with a house.  The people handing out candy were dressed as witches.  The sidewalk up to the house was lined with poppies, and they were playing Somewhere over the Rainbow. 


Witches handing out candy.

Poppies lined the sidewalk.