The world has corrupted trick or treating. I KNOW where it originated BUT when I was a child dressing up like Raggedy Ann, Cinderella, or Minnie Mouse and going to neighbors and church families homes to receive treats was just simple fun. One year Vicki and I dressed like old ladies and carried granny looking purses for our treat bags. I remember Bro. Edgar Willard and Bro. Summerlin adding in a few dollars. Speaking of Bro. Summerlin, he owned a Satsuma Orchard. He would throw in satsumas and even kumquats. I guess I'm getting older when I can speak fondly of yesteryear as being "the days'.
Tonight our Student Ministries are combining for a Fall Hippie Party. Redonia has been searching for just the right attire. Finally in exasperation she questioned why didn't I keep my 70's clothes. Tomorrow CUPC will enjoy a church-wide Fall Social at 7 Acres Farm. We will enjoy a weiner roast, roast marshmallows on the camp fire, and a variety of homemade cakes. The children will enjoy roaming the farm, playing with animals, a zip line, playground, pony rides, and more. There will be basketball and volleyball for the adults.
I do hope all our little kids will be able to find some candy along the way today. I remember sitting in the floor sorting thru candy. The day after we went trick or treating Mom would let us fill a little sandwich baggy with candy to take to school for a snack.
To all my little nieces and nephews may you make memories that you can share about your good ole days. Honestly, kids, the Lord may return before you reach adulthood. I'm so thankful that I have had the priviledge of watching many of you weep and cry around an altar. Madeline observing you kneel with your friends Sunday was special to me. Kyleigh, watching you at two years of age rejoice as your dad worshipped was special, too. May all of you children seek to please the Lord. Aunt Tracie wants you all to know one thing having fun and making memories doing it is never a sin as long as you don't violate the Bible. Being a Christian doesn't have to be dull and boring. In fact it can be the most of FUN.