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Subject: Re: ARTISTS' EVENTS ON HALLOWEEN EVE
From: "David M. Wagner" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David M. Wagner
Date:Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:34:02 -0400
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Well done! But let us not forget, Halloween is itself an "eve." November 1 is All Saints Day. But "saint" is just a Latinism for that good old Anglo-Saxon word "hallow." "E'en" or "een" is a contraction of "evening." So Halloween is All Hallows Eve.

-David Wagner 


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> On Oct 30, 2016, at 9:31 AM, Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice" is ideal to listen to as you enjoy this
> Halloween poem.
> 
> Twas the night before Halloween, when all through the house
> Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
> The pumpkins were by the front door with care,
> In hopes that St Jack-O-Lantern soon would be there.
> 
> The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
> While visions of Baby Ruth’s & Snickers danced in their heads.
> And Mom in her Cat Women costume, and I as Batman,
> Had just settled our brains well you Know the plan.
> 
> When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
> I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
> Away to the window I flew like a flash,
> Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
> 
> As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
> When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
> So up to the front door the coursers they flew,
> With the wagon full of candy, and St Jack-O-Lantern too.
> 
> And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the porch
> The clanging of chains & the ringing of bells.
> As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
> Through the front door St Jack-O-Lantern bound.
> 
> He was dressed all in orange, from his head to his foot,
> And his clothes were all tarnished because of the rain.
> A bag full of Candy he had flung on his back,
> And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
> 
> His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how scary!
> His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
> And 5 crooked teeth was all he could show.
> 
> The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
> And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
> He had a broad face and a little round belly,
> That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
> 
> He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old Jack,
> And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of the fright!
> A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
> Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
> He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
> And filled all the bags with candy, then turned with a jerk.
> And laying his finger aside of his nose,
> And giving a nod, and out the front door he fled!
> 
> He sprang to his PumpkinMobile, to his team gave a shout,
> And away they all drove like bat out of hell.
> But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
> “Happy Halloween to all, and to all a good-night!”
> 
> Author unknown. 
> 
> Bob Dilley
> CARPE DIEM!!
> 
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