Let the fun begin! I love Halloween for all its creativity! And one family member really pulled off a great “act” Friday! But first… another look behind the history of this holiday.
The term ” Halloween ” combines two word origins -” Hallow’s Eve” and “Hallowed Evening.” In early Europe the word “hallows” was synonymous with ” saints.” Hundreds of years ago saints / hallows went door to door collecting money, clothing, and food for the poor.
The term “Hallowed” means greatly revered, honored, and/ or consecrated. We hear both terms together in one famous line from the Gettysburg Address!
” But in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate , we can not hallow this ground.” Lincoln concludes his thoughts with…only the brave men, living and dead who struggled here deserve that honor!
Yesterday I kept four of the five grandchildren with help from Katie-a babysitter and now student teacher. In our attempt to wear the kids down-we were the ones who wore down! A visual history of the day!
And now the most creative Halloween costume-Kaitlyn going into work ( law office) Friday dressed as Elle Woods from movie Legally Blond! See who’s in her pocketbook?
So until tomorrow… stay Hallowed and Happy
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh