When your town puts off Halloween until a few days after the 31st, it’s just not the same. I’ve been reading blogs and Facebook pages all about an event that has gone by for most. Stores have moved on to putting out Christmas candy and the Halloween goodies are all half price. But here, in my area, we have not yet seen the Trick-or-Treaters.
I know that here in New Hampshire we are so very fortunate to have missed most of Sandy’s wrath. My heart goes out to those poor souls south of here who have lost their homes, livelihoods and even family members. I pray that they will find the strength to get through their difficulties.
I have lived through hurricanes – when I was in Florida. I have been without electricity and waited in gas lines for my ration of gas to keep the generator going so my well would supply us water. I sweltered in Florida’s unforgiving August heat for over a week. I have frozen inside my home in the north when the ice storm left us without electricity for eight days. But I have never had my home destroyed. I can’t imagine how desperate those people in NJ and NY and other places feel, and we all need to support the organizations who are there helping out.
Anyway, up here we did have power outages and downed trees. The kids missed 2 days of school. Also the water levels are high in the streams and lakes. So Halloween was postponed for the second year in a row. (Last year we had an ice storm in southern New England, and 2 feet of snow in my area at this very same time!)
But we are back to normal already, and we should all be thankful for that.
Happy Halloween a few days late. Bring on the candy munchers.