If it’s time to watch the kiddos go trick or treating, it means another month has come and gone and brought us one step closer to ole Man Winter. Oh, yippie, skippie!
Anyone who knows me knows I hate to be cold. I will put on layer after layer of warmth. Anything to keep me from being cold. So if you see me outside in the blustery weather with my neck pulled inside like a turtle, it’s just that I am in protection mode from the cold. I may not even notice your friendly wave, so please do not be offended, but you see I am on a mission—and that is to get from point a to b as quickly as possible and get out of the elements.
Unlike me, kids will be out on Halloween night in their costumes having a grand old time. They will flit and skip about from house to house pushing the doorbell asking for treats. So next week when it is Halloween eve and the kids are about, be extra cautious as you are driving. Rather than looking both ways just once, look again to be sure the little goblins and spooks are safely out of your path.
While the little spooks and goblins will be out and about, the adult axmen and wenches may be as well. It’s safe to say the trick and treating of the elder group will be of a different sort. Be cautious and safe remembering the men and women in blue and brown will be out as well. Don’t spoil your fun by doing something dumb. If you drink, by all means, don’t drive. One bad decision could be your last.
Thought for the week: Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. – Charles Spurgeon