I WAS THINKING…
since this will be published on Halloween day, I should talk about it.
It’s hard to believe it’s here already. And soon the other holidays will be here. Just the other day I was in a store that had a huge display of Christmas trees. I stood there and yelled, TAKE DOWN THESE TREES! IT ISN’T EVEN HOLLOWEEN YET. Naw, just kidding, I would never do that. But it’s not because I didn’t want to.
HOW DID HALLOWEEN ORIGINATE
(Taken from The Old Farmer’s Almanac)
The origin and customs can be traced to Samhain, an ancient pagan Celtic festival that is Gaelic for “summer end,” a day to bid good-bye to warmth and light. The ancient Celts believed that the veil between the worlds of living and dead was at its thinnest during Samhain, making it the ideal time to communicate with the deceased.
The Halloween costumes tradition came also during Samhain. Superstitious country folk would disguise themselves with animal skins and masks made from sailcloth and linen. In costume, they would go outdoors and make lots of noise, in an effort to fool troublesome spirits into thinking they were one of them or to scare them away.
WHY WITCHES ARE COMMON CONSTUME ON HALLOWEEN?
In the Middle Ages, women labeled as witches practiced divination (prophecy). Such woman would curl up near a fireplace and go into a trancelike state by chanting, meditating or using hallucinogenic herbs. Superstitious people believed these women flew out of their chimneys on broomsticks and terrorized the countryside.
Q: What do you call a witch’s garage?
A: A broom closet.
Q: What do witches ask for at hotels?
A: Broom service.
Q: How do you make a witch itch?
A: Take away the W.
Q: What is a witch’s favorite subject in school?
REMOVE MYSTERY SPOTS
(Taken from Easy Does It)
When you have no idea where a strange stain came from, club soda or seltzer is probably you best shot at getting it out.
Repentance is like taking a bath. No one can do it for you.
The worst failure is blaming others for yours.