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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
This is from my Red Hat Halloween Party.  I am the pirate with the red striped shirt.  We had a good time.
I love dressing up for Halloween.  It is fun to play a character! 

We used to have great Halloweens where I work.  Each department had a theme and would dress accordingly.  That sort of fell with the morale.  Then we at least decorated our department, then, nothing.
Last time I was the only one in our department in costume. I don't work this year, so who knows if anyone will dress up?

When I was a kid we used to go door to door at night.  Our Mom's took us and we even stopped at the neighborhood taverns where many patrons would buy us a full size candy bar!  Couldn't do that now!
We filled grocery bags!  One house always invited us in for hot chocolate and a rice crispy bar.
Then came the razor blade era and anything that wasn't wrapped was a no no.  They also started x-raying the candy.  No fun!

When my son was small, we had to push him in his special stroller as he couldn't walk because of the CP.  Do you know how many houses have steps?  If you don't go to the door, you don't get any candy.
He loved dressing in costume too.  I think his favorite to this day was his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bodycast that wasn't even Halloween! I don't decorate for Halloween.  It was fun when Danny was small.

  We will hand out candy, after our trip to the nursing home, the bank and the car repair shop. 


Linda said...

Yup! I remember walking from our house to meet my parents at the bar on Halloween. We walked alone, in the dark, for about 2 miles. 'the good ol' days' *wink*

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I haven't dressed up for halloween in ages!
I remember the good old days too! Homemade treats, apple cider and we would go inside the houses to have the treats!