A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

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Hey, don’t laugh, it happens:

Halloween - Flaming poop prank

Honestly? We’re leaving the porch light off this year (does that make us curmudgeons?) and settling in for a Mandalorian binge. You?

But on the plus side: Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, so we all get to sleep in an hour later!

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28 Responses to A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

  1. I shouldn’t laugh but I can’t help myself!

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    Yes… we are also planning to leave the porch light off tonight. Not sure what we’ll be watching yet. I wonder… are there any good, funny Godzilla parodies you can recommend?

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  3. Speaketh thee from the voice of experience, perchance?

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  4. Ha ha. My dad told the best one. One Halloween in the 30’s he and some other Oklahoma farm boys disassembled an old curmudgeon’s farm wagon and re-assembled it on top of his barn. Dad said, “believe me, he deserved it.” Sweet vengeance.

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  5. I am with you. Porch light off. I will be enjoying the full moon instead. 🌕

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  6. MicheleMariePoetry says:

    We’ll I guess I’m only slightly and sneakily curmudgeon, praying quietly that our trick or treating would be cancelled… It wasn’t, and I have to face the neighbors the rest of the year, and they know I’m home cause the garage door is broken and my car is in front… so I’ll keep the light on, albeit begrudgingly…

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  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    We’re ready with the good stuff–Hershey’s chocolate, several pieces for each trick-or-treater in a little bag. I’ve been so impressed in our “new” neighborhood (can’t believe this is our seventh Halloween in this house) how polite the children are. Almost all remember to say thank you! That deserves the reinforcement of chocolate, I think.

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  8. At our house we have a teenage grandson visiting and I expect we’ll be sitting in the same room all looking at our phones – in the dark, except for the moon and the normal trying to remember where all our clocks are.

    I get all the candy this year.

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  9. Funny, Mitch. And it’s okay to leave the light off this year. 🙂

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  10. Wow, that was a very specific blessing.

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  11. Christi says:

    You’re hooked on the Mandolorian too?! 😉

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  12. Ann Coleman says:

    Some of our neighbors were creative and figured out ways to host trick or treaters safely, but we wimped out and simply prepared a small bag of candy for the children of neighbors we knew well and left it on their porch in the afternoon, before the trick or treating started. Then we left our porch light off and had a nice dinner…..

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  13. Carla says:

    😁🤣😂

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  14. We had the porch lights on, added ourselves to the list in our neighborhood that would be passing out untouched candy (yes, the good stuff) all in bags handled with gloves on for children’s safety then put it in a cauldron where I could see the kids through a glass screen door. Fifteen kids showed up so the rest of those 40 bags of candy will be riding on my hips for the rest of the year. I’m looking for a donation site to give it too. ;( Love your “traditional” blessing. 😉 We need to laugh more.

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  15. mitchteemley says:

    “The rest of those 40 bags of candy will be riding on my hips.” ;>) Thanks for your delightful input, Marlene.

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