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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:35 pm
by jordo
Enviro500 wrote:Jordo,
Is the Labrador having an "Arabian Knight" ? Said daughter will be well pleased !!!!



Nah Enviro poor old Zoe is getting old and her back legs are going so that is her usual 'sitting' position now.

Gawd, some great photos Guys. Seems quite a few still take the time out to make the day special.

Love to hear the stories MTG. The family spent a Halloween over in Chicago two years ago and said it was their best ever. I think when grammer first posted he was hoping for a lead in to the big day but as they say better late than never so lets hear them :D :D :D

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:44 pm
by Monkstowngirl
jordo wrote:
Enviro500 wrote:Jordo,
Is the Labrador having an "Arabian Knight" ? Said daughter will be well pleased !!!!



Nah Enviro poor old Zoe is getting old and her back legs are going so that is her usual 'sitting' position now.

Gawd, some great photos Guys. Seems quite a few still take the time out to make the day special.

Love to hear the stories MTG. The family spent a Halloween over in Chicago two years ago and said it was their best ever. I think when grammer first posted he was hoping for a lead in to the big day but as they say better late than never so lets hear them :D :D :D


Great!! Ok Jordo, I'll get back to you with some Halloween stories later, but I've got continuing ed classes and exam today so I'll work on them for tomorrow!!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:39 pm
by farmboy
grammer wrote:my g/children -scott and kym-try out on Friday for the big night

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Ahaha Grammer, just copped the lovely g/kids now. :cool:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:39 am
by Strum
I found this cool Monster Mask today. What'll I dress up as? :lol: :lol: :lol:



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:44 am
by Strum
Or... Mr Potato Head? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:23 pm
by jordo
I am not saying anything abbout the first one because that could be someone's uncle.

Poor aul Biffo, it would be a brave man that would wear his mask out on the streets in case someone took him for the real thing.

This is the Halloween display in the Botanic Gardens, all the stuff grown on site.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:20 pm
by Denis Cromie
Great photo Jordo. Love The Gardens and the people that work in it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:19 am
by farmboy
Wow! what a selection. I,ll have to make time to visit there again soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:32 pm
by Strum
Nice photo Jordo. I'd love to go out some day. Is there a charge in?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:07 pm
by Sputnik
Nice Pumpkins. But, shouldn't they have Turnips? Or, have I been out of the country too long?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:37 pm
by Strum
Haha I only noticed the Red Bicycle on a second look. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:19 pm
by grammer
Sputnik wrote
Nice Pumpkins. But, shouldn't they have Turnips? Or, have I been out of the country too long?

afraid so -
we are all "trick and treat" and litup pumkins now :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:53 pm
by Jacqui
Great photo Jordo 8-) :) :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:19 pm
by jordo
Thanks Jacqui :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:09 pm
by Snowhite
Loved all the previous costumes guy's ....here is me last night ....... jeez I would'nt want to meet me on a dark night ;) :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:45 pm
by Strum
Brilliant Snowy! What is this costume? Barney the Dinosaur? :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:17 pm
by Snowhite
Barney ????????? :evil: .......... Think I'd eaten to many Blueberries ;) :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:40 pm
by Denis Cromie
Brill Snowhite or should we now call you Blue Angel. ;) ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:00 pm
by Snowhite
Well I dont know about the Angel Dennis ....but I was certainly Blue ;) or maybe a bit purple :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:06 pm
by grammer
Nice one snowy -----
you really looked the part
hope you had a good night out --
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:08 pm
by Strum
Snowhite wrote:Well I dont know about the Angel Dennis ....but I was certainly Blue ;) or maybe a bit purple :D




Ooooooo very naughty1 Nice legs by the way! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:53 pm
by farmboy
Very nice Ann.....but wouldnt fancy being grabbed by those long nails! :o :? :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:09 am
by Snowhite
Thank's Guy's xxxxxxx

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:54 pm
by Rocker
As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). At Samhain the division between this world and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.

The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire. Food was prepared for the living and the dead, food for the ancestors who were in no position it eat it, was ritually shared with the less well off.

Christianity incorporated the honouring of the dead into the Christian calendar with All Saints (All Hallows) on November 1st, followed by All Souls on November 2nd. The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs. The Irish emigrated to America in great numbers during the 19th century especially around the time of famine in Ireland during the 1840's. The Irish carried their Halloween traditions to America, where today it is one of the major holidays of the year. Through time other traditions have blended into Halloween, for example the American harvest time tradition of carving pumpkins.

Two hills in the Boyne Valley were associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, Tlachtga and Tara. Tlachtga was the location of the Great Fire Festival which begun on the eve of Samhain (Halloween). Tara was also associated with Samhain, however it was secondary to Tlachtga in this respect.

The entrance passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain. The Mound of the Hostages is 4,500 to 5000 years old, suggesting that Samhain was celebrated long before the first Celts arrived in Ireland about 2,500 years ago.

Got this from the Newgrange site

Happy Halloween

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:12 pm
by jabra
Very quiet tonight in the Noggin