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Monday, November 25, 2013

Halloween Memories


Our home on Oak Hill was the first to be built there in 1959.  We bought it as our first home in 1970.  By that time there were about 6 houses  along the new circle drive. Within several decades another 25 woodlots were sold and new home s were built. Each morning as our two sons climbed on the school bus it was about half filled with other kids. The neighborhood slowly changed as kids grew up and moved on with their lives. 
 
It's 1974 and our four year old eldest son Ted is ready for his first Halloween outing....

 We built a new home, selling our old house, dividing our three acres and moving next door into the woods.  Lots of empty nesters here in the neighborhood now. This year for Halloween we had only one trick or treater.  It was James Bond…. I mean William. He’s growing up on a nearby farm.   How fast times change.            

 

19 comments:

  1. How times change..but lots of good memories remain! I enjoyed your old photos... your son Ted had quite a smile:)

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  2. The years just fly by way too fast! My baby girl is now 36, and has a 2 year old darling little girl, and a two and a half month old baby girl, who is adorable. I'm 30 years older than my daughter.

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  3. It's amazing how the demographics of an entire neighborhood can change over time. I guess that it might even be true of towns and cities.

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  4. I love when you do the nostalgic posts, with photos! Lordy, that one shot looks SO COLD!

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  5. I absolutely love this nostalgic post, Trout! I love the snowy capture especially.
    I find that times change way too fast.

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  6. Nice post, Troutbirder! I didn't get one kid for Halloween but you sure got a handsome one!

    Cheers,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  7. Much the same has happened in my district. The plastic pumpkin your son has is exactly the one we had. Our son was born in 1969.

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  8. Isn't is funny how the neighborhoods "age". We have the same thing here--it's ALL retirees now. And I guess in the coming years, as they pass on, it will be another group of young families again. Time marches on..

    Your son was a cutie patootie!

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  9. How neat to be able to see how a neighborhood changes with time. I have never lived in one spot long enough to be able to witness that.

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  10. What a cute costume! I think we had a half dozen kids this year, which is more than last year. I was ready for more. :-)

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  11. I'm impressed with the way his parents/or himself had devised his gun. Cool and sophisticated.

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  12. Lovely home sitting in the snow. Wishing you and your wife have a nice Thanksgiving -- barbara

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  13. What a cute little trick-or-treater. We never get any at our farm, and I miss them! And that snow pic, wow! I remember having to trick-or-treat in the snow. But it was better than rain!

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  14. Great memories and such an adorable little clown. Our town has given up traditional trick or treating and pretty much just trick or treats on Main Street. Candy donation boxes are set up and then distributed to the homes on Main Street and Jack O'Lanterns are set up at the Town Common.

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  15. What a wonderful neighborhood for you and your family! I like how you've all matured with the neighborhood, spreading your roots.

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  16. I think change is good; keeps us on our toes. Your neighborhood sounds idyllic then and now!

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  17. Great memories!!!!! I'm just stopping by today to say: Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    We are in FL with George's son and family enjoying Thanksgiving. They are cooking a FEAST for us… YUM.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Halloween? Shouldn't you be on to Christmas!! LOL!
    Your little clown was adorable.
    We only get 20 kids max for Halloween. Which is good. More candy for me. ;)
    xo Catherine

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