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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"All Hallows Eve-A Time Of Fun & Reflection & Devotion"

This Tradition of Fun & Instruction, comes from a land which gives us the best Guinness Stout & Budweiser Beer in the world, Ireland:

It's fun but instructional, as witches & ghosts represent the netherworld & those dressed as Religious(Priests, Brothers & Nuns), represent the Heavenly Kingdom & fun is supervised;

It came to America, coming through that trendsetting state of NJ, & into NY. On these shores, it came to be called Halloween, losing in transition & translation, its' original meaning;

Acts of Vandalism replaced celebration; In Detroit, this strange ritual called Hell Night, where fires are set to abandoned houses, became a tradition. It may be a good thing that the Tigers did NOT win the World Series, or else Hell Week would've caused Detroit to look like The South Bronx in 1977;

The closest thing in St Louis to a Halloween Celebration, outside of that Lame Cardinals Parade Celebration, came when Mgr Tony La Russa, donned his customary dark shades, through all LDS, LCS & World Series Games. The only thing missing was a black cape;

Wee lasses are dressing more like princesses & faeries, & their moms are taking them Trick Or Treating. Wee lads are dressing as their favorite action figures, while the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village is filled with Characters, who are cross-dressers, but do that any day of the week;

I do know that 2 costume getups are going to be flops this year & that's getting made up to look like the 2 Lead Commentators on "The World Series On FOX", as well over half the country paid no attention to that World Series;

I can think of better things to do, like heading to Mass, in Honor Of All Saints Day(A Holy Day Of Obligation), which is why it's called All Hallows Eve, anyway, followed by making entries in this blog & meeting up with friends, for a jolly-good time;

Have Fun! Enjoy & Reflect!

Michael!

8 Comments:

Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& my crew did the Trick Or Treat Stuff in the daytime, NONE of this Prime Time Stuff:

What next? Candy at 8:24PM ET?

This sounds like the "FOX-ization" of Halloween(All Hallows Eve);

To keep late trick or treaters away, scare them with whooshes & ringing bells;

It'll remind them as to why they avoided watching "The World Series On FOX."

1:21 AM  
Blogger Peter N said...

I usually reflect. And I do celebrate..but last night? Safe and sound. I visited one hospital and one rest home. I'm that kind of guy. Take care Michael...love your comments over there.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Suldog said...

For another story of the bastardization of Halloween, you might like to visit my friend, DJ Big Mick, at...

http://freeprize.blogspot.com/

12:50 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Beggars' Night On October 30th?

Consumate BASTARDIZATION, Suldog!

3:37 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

thank sfor the peice of halloween.I wore a JETER jersey trick or treating that My bought me even tho i hate the yankees he made me.
-kaylee

5:13 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Kaylee?

An A-Rod Jersey, with black pocketbook, might have garnered more treats;

Have your BF look like Manny, next year.

7:29 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

haha good one.I did tell him he eill pay dor it!
-kaylee

8:17 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Or have him look like Jeter-In A Skirt:

The real Jeter was funny on Saturday Night Live, some years back, in a miniskirt as a Yankee Wife.

12:37 AM  

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