Tonight is officially Halloween of 2017. That means trick-or-treat for the kids, pranks for the juveniles, costume parties for the adults, and of course, the lighting of the carved-up pumpkin. But how did the “Jack-o-Lantern”, become such a traditional part of all this?Continue reading
Ominous red orb
o’er the horizon looming,
a warm autumn night.
Earlier this Fall, Dad and I ventured to C’ville for the Homecoming matchup between his Alma Mater Wabash and Kenyon College which turned into an extremely lopsided event in favor of the Little Giants. We left at the beginning of the second half when the score was 42 – 0 (or close) and found out the final score was not much different from that. We instead took advantage of the gorgeous Indiana autumn Saturday to traverse his old haunts on the Wabash campus. If only I would have remembered to bring the camera!Continue reading
It goes back to the Ancient Order of Druids, is based on the Celtic end-of-summer festival “Sahain”, has some traits from Ancient Roman culture, and has evolved through the Old English Church to be known as “All Saint’s Day” or “Hallowed E’en”.Continue reading