Happy Halloween to all of our darling firefighters and princesses, angels and dragons, detectives and fairies and train conductors and plumpest pumpkins!
We also add the words of one of our favorite poets of childhood, Jack Prelutsky -- he knows what the spookiest night of the year is all about.
It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.
Tonight we are
the king and queen,
For oh tonight
Few of us today have heard of the Indiana poet and writer of "juvenile fiction" Evaleen Stein (1863-1923). But we can all appreciate her poem "Wild Beasts." Those very beasts live at our house, and they do roar and growl so very loudly when their... read more