Sisterhood Stories – All Hallows’ Eve

All Hallow’s Eve

On All Hallows’ Eve the dead will arise
to walk the earth amidst you and I,
Barriers are breached ‘tween their world and ours
as lost souls flow forth  and cause men to cower,
The Lord of the Dead releases their bonds
to roam the creation from dusk until dawn
The Evil of the night is kept at bay
by fashioned masks  bearing unholy traits
while candles are lit so the spirits may find
the family and friends they left behind,
Listen to the whispers in songs on the wind,
They’ll reveal your future if you welcome them in,
The dearly departed are invited to feast,
or tricks will be played if you deny them a treat,
Forgotten are the tales the elders once weaved,
but they come back to haunt on All Hallows’ Eve.

© 2006 Stargzr

This Halloween might be the last time my kids go out trick or treating with their friends.   Actually,  my oldest doesn’t care much about it now.   And it took some convincing on my part so my youngest agreed to go with us and a couple of friends.  So,  I jumped on this (maybe) last opportunity to get more Halloween pics to add to the memory hard drive.   It only lasts a couple of years before they get tired of it,  so we might as well make the most of it.  And they don’t even like the candy,  we give most of it at the food drive two weeks after Halloween.   Another page in their childhood gets turned,  they will move on and we will create other family traditions  after that.   We might have a family night with scary movies and popcorn,  we’ll see what they feel like doing next year!   Your kids still love Halloween?  What are their favorite treats?  Did you move on to create another kind of tradition for Halloween night?  Do you even celebrate it?   I feel like it’s important to keep some traditions alive, but it’s harder every year seeing the boys grow up and losing that magic they once had.  I hope all my efforts were worth it,  and that once the time comes,  magic will be back for them.

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5 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – All Hallows’ Eve

  1. aziza
    October 31, 2012 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

    aw I know the feeling! I just want to keep my kids the way they are as long as possible! gorgeous captures here, so dramatic… thank you for sharing xx

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  2. Kate
    October 31, 2012 at 8:50 am (7 years ago)

    I love these photos – so perfect for Halloween. I like your words ‘another page in their childhood gets turned’. It’s so true. Poignant and exciting all at the same time.

    We don’t do Halloween although my 14 year old daughter went around the streets tonight with her friend and our dog. She dressed up as a Vet and she dressed the dog up as a cat. She bought home some goodies so she was pleased! She loves a lolly that kid!

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  3. Boo
    October 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Fantastic- tonight I will be in, on my own – the kids are off doing their own thing – and their idea of Halloween will no doubt be very different to the days when they dressed as little pumpkins and went off with their goody bags looking for sweets!!! Love your photos Isabelle!

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  4. Abby Lanes
    October 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Isabelle,
    Those photos are WONDERFUL! Yes my kids love Halloween. Their favorite treats are hershey bars, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. We also “Boo” people during the weeks before Halloween arrives. That means we leave a note, some candy do it anonymously. Boo’ing was very popular this year, and we got boo’d a lot of times. Thanks again for you great entry, and enjoy your scary movie if you do that this year.
    Happy Halloween!
    Abby

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  5. Kay Maguire
    October 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Wonderful photos 🙂 I remember the excitement of Halloween when I was younger, its so exciting when you are at a certain age so you are definitely right to make the most of it when your guys at the right age. Great memories and lots of fun.

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