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Old 10-30-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I was brought up in both a Jewish & Episcopal household. Today, I am a Pagan. I have ALWAYS loved Halloween-not so much the spooky stuff. I love the idea of costumes and dressing up. It was the only time of year when I can do it and get away with it. Unfortunately, as a kid, I didn't have too much help with my costumes and they were always pretty lame.

Today, as a Pagan, I light candles for loved ones who are no longer with us as I pass out candy to the little ghosts & goblins who come knocking at our door. As for dressing up, well-what I wear is still pretty lame-a black dress with a cheapo witch's hat. But, two years ago I bought a cape and wear that instead of my hat.


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Is Pagan same as Non Believer in a god etc. I sometimes think there is a higher power, but maybe it's ME.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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When I was a kid the afternoon around 3 just before school got out the temperature dropped and it started to snow.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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When I was a kid the afternoon around 3 just before school got out the temperature dropped and it started to snow.
That sounds like a familiar scene. My mom was a wonderful seamstress and made the most gorgeous costumes imaginable for me. I'd get all dressed up and then had to put a coat on over the costume in order not to freeze to death while walking around the neighborhood collecting candy, most of which was cheap and lousy.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:23 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That sounds like a familiar scene. My mom was a wonderful seamstress and made the most gorgeous costumes imaginable for me. I'd get all dressed up and then had to put a coat on over the costume in order not to freeze to death while walking around the neighborhood collecting candy, most of which was cheap and lousy.
Denver area resident here. I always made my kids' costumes so the jacket would fit underneath the costume, e.g. witch, something else with a cape, etc; OR made the costume so that it would be warm enough w/o the coat, such as sweatshirt with heavy shirt underneath. It was 78 in Denver yesterday; it's 35 and snowing right now.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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That sounds like a familiar scene. My mom was a wonderful seamstress and made the most gorgeous costumes imaginable for me. I'd get all dressed up and then had to put a coat on over the costume in order not to freeze to death while walking around the neighborhood collecting candy, most of which was cheap and lousy.
Half the fun for me was making the costumes. I always made one for myself and my kids, then for my nephews, then my grandkids. They are all grown now and I live out in the country, so no trick or treeters. I kind of miss decorating and seeing all the kids in their costumes.
My celebrating now pretty much consists of watching scary movies.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Where rhotic consonants are either absent or intrusive
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Halloween: yes, please. It is one of the few holidays I was allowed to participate in growing up, and I still enjoy the hell out of it.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Is Pagan same as Non Believer in a god etc. I sometimes think there is a higher power, but maybe it's ME.
I can't speak for all Pagans-only this one. I believe in a supreme being-The Goddess, who most people know her by the name of Mother Nature.


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Old 10-31-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Halloween: yes, please. It is one of the few holidays I was allowed to participate in growing up, and I still enjoy the hell out of it.
I used to resent that the US Trick or treating was driving out the UK Hallow'een like the grey squirrel did the red squirrel, (almost the British National Animal and virtually extinct). But I had a sudden change of heart when I heard Christians protesting about this unChristian festival in a seriously Miffed tone.

I would love, Btw, to line up fifty people to say your screen -name and see how many could say it as you wrote it and not as they would love to read it.

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Old 10-31-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I was raised Jewish (between Reform and Conservative). We've always "celebrated" Halloween - by this I mean dressing in costume, buying candy and trick-or-treating. I don't associate the holiday with its original meaning.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:48 PM
 
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The worse thing about our neighborhood now is there are so few kids that their appearance is so spaced out that you don't wait near the door for the next little princess but too frequent to do anything else.
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