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    I saw Halloween decorations up last Monday

    Aaagh! I was taking a walk last Monday and saw several houses with pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and cobwebs adorning the yards and porches. Isn't that a bit early? It was only Sep. 13.

    And it's not unheard of around here to have people put Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving.

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    It's the inbetween seasons that are difficult to decorate for. As soon as Labor Day Weekend is over in my mind it is time for Autumn decorations. I try to stick with replacing my Summer annuals with pansies and mums in oranges and purples until October 1rst. THEN it's time for the Halloween stuff. I don't care for scarecrows at all any time. Our town had our Fall Festival this past weekend so there are lots of scarecrows, foddershocks, and pumpkins all around. This is my favorite time of year. Bright blue skies, warm days, cool nights, football and sweater weather. Tthere is nothing better. Add to that the anticipation of the upcoming holidays and the new skating season.....life is good!

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    Christmas decorations went up last week at two major department store chains here. If you didn't get your halloween stuff already, you're out of luck!

    Piel, you live in the most beautiful part of the country in the fall. My aunt and uncle used to live in Western Pennsylvania, and we would go to visit them just to see the autumn leaves.

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    I have an older, single friend who says Halloween through Valentine's Day depress him because of all the stuff that is more fun if you are in a relationship. Poor guy.

    I used to really like Sep. and October until really bad things started happening in those two months--job firing, realtionship breakup(his mom bawled me out over the phone :o ) public humiliation that resulted in me being asked to leave a place, bad nerve damage to my leg muscle which put me on crutches for 2 months, death of a classmate.

    This fall please pray for me to not have anything really bad happen!

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    yeah... our neighbors have their stuff up too... I can understand getting the candy, decorations, and costumes up early... but as for putting them up so soon??? 2 months is too long for Hallowe'en!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    I have an older, single friend who says Halloween through Valentine's Day depress him because of all the stuff that is more fun if you are in a relationship. Poor guy.

    I used to really like Sep. and October until really bad things started happening in those two months--job firing, realtionship breakup(his mom bawled me out over the phone :o ) public humiliation that resulted in me being asked to leave a place, bad nerve damage to my leg muscle which put me on crutches for 2 months, death of a classmate.

    This fall please pray for me to not have anything really bad happen!
    I am 50, single and quite ill (the only negative in that is being ill, BTW). You have to focus on the positive and refuse to let negativity and memories of not so good times ruin the present. Try have a few projects going on and plans for upcoming things to do so there is never time to dwell on the bad times. I have to make modifications for my illness but I never let it take control of my life. Holidays are what you make of them. Being single and childless it would be easy to be isolated. I invite all of my family comes to my house for all of the holidays and family events. It takes a lot of effort and energy but is so worth it.

    You allowed his mother to bawl you out???
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    As I was taking a walk yesterday in my neighborhood, sure enough there was a house with two scarecrows on their lawn and pumkins hanging on their fence. Too early for me to even consider putting out Halloween decorations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel
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    You allowed his mother to bawl you out???
    Yep. I saw a goofy ad for condoms(we were just casually dating and not at all sexually active) and i mailed it to him. His mom opened the letter and was enraged beyond belief. She thought I was a *****, ****, lowlife scumbag who had no business talking to her son.

    I bet a European mom would never have a fit over something like that!

    And she had no business opening the mail of her 19-year-old son!

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    It is beautiful here. We start getting leaf change around the first of October. I live near the Kanawha river in a valley. When the leaves get to full color the hills appear to be on fire. Which ever way you turn you are surrounded by all of this intense color that is reflected in the river, just gorgeous.

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