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                 THERE IS NOTHING TO SELL ON THIS PAGE. IT IS THERE ONLY FOR THE FUN OF IT. I ENTITLE THIS PAGE: “THINGS I LOVE”.

                 I WILL SHOW “TREASURES” I HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME AND THAT WILL PROBABLY BRING BACK BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES

                 FOR SOME OF YOU.

              I design these free pages myself, with my sincere apologies to the members of

              MUSTANG TECHNOLOGY who do such professional jobs. J

                                        

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                         On this page there is nothing to sell; this is my page…

                                                    

                                                         THINGS I LYVE

 

 

      *Hallowe’en! There is a day I have always adored if any! First of all, it is my birthday,

          and celebrating one’s birthday the day and mostly the night of Hallowe’en is

          something quite special.

          And as though this was not enough for the little girl that loved so much everything

          that day brings, October 31st is also my mother’s birthday.

          It goes without saying that we make a big deal out of such an amusing day.

          For several years now, 31 years actually, we have been transforming our house

          as a “spooky” museum.

          Nowadays, stores are stocked with decorations, but back then, we had to manage

          with almost nothing.

          In our region, Hallowe’en was almost unheard of, and stores had absolutely

          none of those decorations except bags of “Saint-Catherine taffy” that bore

          wrappings the color of that feast. We kept every candy raping to paste the

          walls with; and balloons, garlands and a short, unpretentious puppet show took

          care of the rest.

          Then came the time of the small trick-or-treat bags decorated with pumpkins

          drawings etc. that joined up the “taffy wrappings”.

          For several years, in quite a large area, we were probably the only ones

          celebrating Hallowe’en, and I like to believe that we have contributed to popularize

          that day which we missed, I think.

          After a few years, we were having our “yearly train trip to *Montreal” in October.

          In that big city, stores had many Hallowe’en decorations including realistic cobwebs.

          I remember what a sensation those decorations and the cobwebs caused the

          first year we used them.

          What is amusing is the fact that the year after that and mostly two years later,

          on general demand I always thought; and to our great pleasure, the stores in our

          region began to fill up with various Hallowe’en decorations everyone could buy.

          Now, our house has become a museum with “life like figures” but I love to

         decorate a small corner like we used to; it is a most agreeable childhood memory  

         that is close to my heart.

 

 

          Here are some pictures of those famous “taffy candy wrappers” that will interest

          only the utter nostalgic ones J.

 

 

                        

 

    

         Here are pictures of a couple of the trick-or-treat bags…

            

 

                                                                                

 

 

                   My 2 favorite ones remain the very first candy wrapper they “finally” had in stores

            and the very first trick-or-treat bag…

 

                                                 

 

 

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           *In years of yore, and still often today, HALLOWEEN was written with an apostrophe “HALLOWE’EN” that meant and

              still means “ ALL HALLOWS' EVE ”. I like to keep this antique way (that is still used in many countries) of spelling that word).

  

              * Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

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                                           HAPPY HALLOWE'EN TO ALL !

 

 

                                                                                                      DENISE

 

 

 

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