Tomorrow is Halloween! Goblins will roam and ghosts will appear. The scariest monsters will prowl our streets. They will come in groups to howl at our doors, demanding a ransom of candy and treats. There will be tiny versions of Wonder Woman and Batman and walking, talking Mickeys and Minnies. Some will be shy and some will be loud, some will come running and some will tip toe. I look forward to seeing them all each year. So dress up or dress down, I will have candy to hand out as long as it lasts.
Samhain is also celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset November 1. Sometimes known as the Celebration of the Dead, it is naturally connected to Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve), it is also known as the beginning of the spiritual year. Coming at the end of harvest, it officially begins the time of the resting of the earth so it can prepare itself for a fertile spring. So be careful out there. You may not know if that mummy is a trick or treater or one of the newly risen.
Wishing good luck to the Cougar Band in their competition. I have been amazed at the progress they make each and every year. I know they will do well in the competitions.
I hope to see you at Madpie’s on Saturday. I will be signing and selling my new book, “Echoes From The Ashes.” I will be at Madpies Tea Room and Shoppes, on the square in Piggott on Saturday, November 4, from 11:00 – 2:00. Please come by and visit, and buy a book. It is a fiction novel about a woman who moves to Seattle in 1981 and as she begins a new life there, she attracts a number of new friends. Together they find they have a special connection at a time before she was born. Reincarnation and serendipity connect them all to the Holocaust of World War II. There is mystery and romance on this emotional journey and a surprise at the end. You can get more information on the book at my website: www.echoesfromtheashes.com .
Madpies is an excellent lunch stop too. Wonderful daily specials and desserts. Their website is www.madpiesshoppe,com . They have a Facebook page as well. The “Shoppes” is a delightful collection of individual booths filled with clothing, antiques, handmade items and more and more and more. The perfect place to spend some time on any day of the week.
I will have a presentation and book signing in Rector on December 2.
The Fall Fashion Show is Friday, November 3, presented by the Clay County Arts Council, Inc. Dinner, fashion show, silent auction, and music by Larry Norred; it will be a fun-filled evening and will benefit the CCAC scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased from any board member and several locations in Rector and Piggott. Lisa Jett has tickets in Corning. Take a look at their Facebook page for more information.
I understand that vendors for the Craft Show on November 18 at the Rector Community Center are still signing up. It looks like this will be a great craft show. Plan to be there – November 18, 9:a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We have some outstanding vendors each year. It is a good place to begin your Christmas shopping. There will be breakfast and lunch at the snack bar. We don’t even care about the weather as it is all indoors. The fair will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Y’all stay warm now. It’s time to get those extra blankets out of the closet and be sure your outdoor pets have a place to get in out of the weather.
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