A spooky shelf of Jack o' lanterns
It is the only month that starts with a big fat O
Crispy, crunchy mounds of leaves
The first real month of Autumn
My birthday month
Jack o' Lanterns
BonfiresAnd don't forget all those other special celebrations in the month of October!
Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes month
Moldy Cheese Day
Eat Country Ham Day
World Smile Day :)
National pajamas month
National Sarcastic month
National self Promotion month
Did I say, October is my birthday month? I was the envy of all my friends because I was only kid in elementary school that actually got to have a Halloween party every year! Because my birthday is only 5 days away from Halloween every birthday party had an orange and black theme; orange paper hats, clickety metal noisemakers, blow outs, metal horns, tablecloth,cups, plates, and napkins decorated with goblins and witches, bobbing for apples, treasure hunts, and spooky charades. But no costumes,they were saved only for Halloween night, long before costume parades became fashionable at school.
Trick or treating was was an all night affair. Well, from the time you got home from school until midnight! So much time, so many treats, and so much time to plan an execute the tricks.
And don't forget to "Trick or Treat for Unicef".
Back in the fifties little girls dressed up in their best party finery in their party dresses complete with full skirts, velvet bows, frilly petticoats, and lots of lace with little white socks and black patent leather shoes.
So enjoy this glorious month.