Tag Archives: halloween

TONIGHT IS NOT HALLOWEEN

Halloween has been celebrated on Oct. 31 for most of my entire life, but two year a Connecticut State representative floated an ill-conceived idea to re-schedule the holiday to fall on a weekend. “Halloween is fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the […]

Premature E-Jack-O-Lantern

What do you call celebrating Halloween before October 31st? Premature E-Jack-O-Lantern my younger brother Patrick Anthony Smith told me that joke last week. It works.

NO UP OR DOWN By Peter Nolan Smith

The 1960s Space Race between the USSR and USA exterminated young boys’ worship of westerns and we retired cowboy hats, vests, guns, and holsters to the closet next to toy boats and teddy bears. During the autumn of 1962 I pleaded with my parents to buy me an astronaut costume for Halloween and my father […]

SCARED OF NOTHING By Peter Nolan Smith on Kindle Books

In 1958 my mother served canned beets for Halloween. My older brother, sister, and I had to finish them before going on our trick or treat rounds through our suburban neighborhood in Falmouth Foresides, Maine. I forced them down with difficulty. Later that evening I ate four Mars Bars. I upchucked purple, proving beets and […]

Shannon the Easter Bunny

Several Halloweens ago I was sitting in front of Mekong restaurant on Prince Street. It was a warm night. My friends and I watched the parade of costumes. We were having a good time, until a Batman sat next to our lady friend. The Caped Crusader aggressively kissed Jane and then he stole my beer. […]