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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I know that we are all praying for those who have been affected by the horrible storm on the East coast and for those who are trying to assist in the aftermath.

This is a post from my archives, originally posted in October, 2010.

I wore a witch hat; little brother wore a sheet.
I held his hand, and we slowly crossed the street.
witch hat
As I rang the door bell, he yelled "Twick or Tweet"
Don’t you think he’s just sooo sweet?
As the door slowly opened, we heard moans and creaks
And a very loud voice said...

Something about that candle lit table didn’t seem right,
And I was really glad we had our jack-o-lantern light.
She said, in a voice that shattered the night,
"You don’t need that candle to light your way;
My house is really just as bright as day!"
And then with a puff, she blew out our light!
Oh my, she said, you dropped your treat bag!
I hope you’re not frightened by this old hag!
bag Look, I’ve captured the ghosts in a cloche and a jar,
And that ghost who is loose won’t get very far.
captured ghosts Oh yes, I hadn’t noticed - another ghost is still free.
I’ll soon capture him too .. just wait and see!
ghosts in jar Now just reach in that cauldron, and get you a treat.
Those skeletons can’t get you -they don’t have any feet!
cauldron No, that’s not a swirling cauldron I’ve got.
Perhaps you don’t like that candy a lot.
cauldron swirl
My dearies, I do have more candy over here.
Yes, that sign does mean that a witch might be near.
163 Just take that scoop from the witch’s hand,
And scoop you some candy as fast as you can!
M M WITCH Oh My, you are looking a little forlorn!
Perhaps you’d like a bit of candy corn.
hand Oh, that hand on top? Don’t you worry about it.
That was left here by someone who ran away in a twit!
Okay my dearies, I see nothing will do,
Unless I turn on some lights just for you.

full tbl 
I think I’ve done everything for you
That any good hostess could do.
I’ve offered you treats, and I’ve turned on the light.
Now go fill up your bags, and I’ll just stay very quiet.
Did I scare you? Even in all of this bright light?
You  think a good hostess shouldn’t give you a fright?
I admit it--most of the time, that would be right,
But scaring guests is permitted on Halloween night!
I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch; Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper; and Sunday Favorites at Happy To Design.

Thank you so much, kind friends, for putting up with my silliness. laurie


Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! I love this post, old or not! You have the best time. wish I lived close by! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Well worth a rerun - So cute!

Sarah said...

Laurie, this is a clever post. Love your rhyme! Happy Halloween.........Sarah

Sue said...

You have the best accessories and props to decorate with, Laurie! Plus, you always com up with fanciful prose. :-)
Good to see this post again. Hugs, Sue

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Really cute post. Perfect story with cast of characters.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, this is totally unreal. I love it all. So cute and your story is priceless and perfect. Happy Halloween. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you reposted this. I don't think I saw this! Happy Halloween to you Laurie..You sure know how to party!

Debbie said...

If I saw that post back in 2010, I don't remember. Therefore, I got to enjoy it as if for the first time. You always make me smile at your eye candy. This time, the story made me smile to go along with it.

Lulu said...

I'm glad you posted this again because I'd hate to think I missed your cleverness!

Unknown said...

I love your post, I like the wonderful Halloween decorations you've shown. Good job Laurie! :)

Marlis said...

What a fun post!! and clever and creative.. and darlingly carried out.. love it! xo marlis

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are simply brilliant Laurie!
I love this, love the poem, love the idea of being a kid trick or treating at your house!
Hugs friend,