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    Simply Southern Saturdays: A Halloween Carnival in Black & White

    Saturday, October 29, 2011

    I love Fall festivals. There's always an excitement in the atmosphere, a fervor sweeping the crowd. Perhaps it's the delectable foods, the stomach-churning rides, the ideal weather for outdoor carousing. It could even be the crowd watching.

    Whatever the reason, it's a thoroughly fun and crazy time.

    Friday evening was Eldest's Halloween Carnival. And though it was a drop-off event where parents didn't really linger, the scallywag and I had to go along with her as my Husband, a volunteer at one of the booths, was running late.

    Despite her earlier proclamations of "I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts!", even Eldest was stunned by the costumes that greeted us.

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    Of course, it didn't last long.

    Eldest ran off with her friends, all of whom were dolled up in costumes that delighted and frightened, while the scallywag nibbled on a proffered brownie.

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    We waited for Husband to arrive, taking in the sights and sounds of Halloween. There were shrieks of laughter, blood-curdling games, and enough visual treats to last us until the actual All Hallows Eve!

    Together the scallywag and I saw several ghostly visions,

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    brutal-looking pirates,

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    scary clowns,

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    and happy hippies.

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    Once Husband arrived, the scallywag and I left (he's still sniffly), but we were glad to get a little glimpse into the middle school fun and shenanigans. Everyone was in good spirits, and more than ever I knew that Colina had been the right choice for Eldest.

    That is indeed the sweetest Halloween treat I could ask for.

    A lovely weekend to you all!!

    2 Responses to “
    Simply Southern Saturdays: A Halloween Carnival in Black & White

    Your Southern Peach said...

    Glad you all are enjoying this festive time of year in your new hometown!!

    Ruth said...

    Glad y'all got to enjoy it for a bit.