November 1, 2007
Past, Present, Future
I thoroughly enjoyed handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters last night. Almost 40 kids stopped by the house -- mostly young kids with their parents. One of our neighbors down the street always served hot cider for the parents -- a welcome assist on a cold night. (He was mayor of our burg at the time; I wonder if they still do it??) The costumes were fun; one boy was a robot (or perhaps the tin man from Oz), but his costume was home-made with aluminum foil, and you could tell he put a lot of his own creativity into it. I reminisced with a few of the parents about the big Halloween blizzard of '91. That was our second year in Minnesota. I was trick-or-treating with Mark in tow, and it was starting to snow. I thought to myself, "Well, this is quaint. Does it always snow on Halloween here???" Of course, the rest is history. By morning, 24 inches of snow were on the ground and the city was at a stand-still because all the plows were still being used for clearing leaves. We got another whammy at Thanksgiving, so the snow was on the ground continuously from Oct 31 until the usual spring thaw. A LONG winter indeed. Then my thoughts turned to the future. Where will I be living next October?? I know it won't be in this house, but I have no clue where it will be (specifically). Adventures await.
Posted by hgroteva at November 1, 2007 9:48 PM | Minnesota