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JerryPhotoHalloween is an exciting time of year, especially for children. They get to don costumes that make them into pirates, princesses, zombies, and other fantasy or horror film characters. These days these costumes have almost gotten out of hand, in that we have teenagers dressing up (or dressing down, as the case might be) in costumes ranging from pimp and ho outfits to who knows what else. Stores are even catering to costumes for adults, presumably to attend “adult” costume parties.

Not only the costumes getting out of hand, but too often foreign objects are found in the trick-or-treat candies collected by our kids. It has gotten so bad that parents need to take the haul of candy to local hospitals that offer X-ray services to determine if pins, razor blades, or other foreign objects are have been embedded in these goodies.

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This posting links to a series of posting first written two years ago. We will be rerunning those posting over the next several days so that you can learn what is behind all the traditions that we still celebrate. Please enjoy this information and let us know what you think of the info and what additional info you might want in the future… GLB

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Quotations Related to HALLOWEEN:

    

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” 
— Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

“Eat, drink and be scary.”
— Author Unknown

“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”
— Steve Almond

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Edited by Gerald Boerner

 

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JerryPhotoPeriodically, we will be revisiting some of the series that have run in this blog. These posts will be summarized in a single post such as this one to facilitate your access to these posts. We hope that you will enjoy the convenience and overview of the topic provided by these posts.

Please let us know if this is helpful. Thank you for helping us better serve you. Also, please forward suggestions for other series…  GLB

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Quotations Related to Mail

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy , the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. … As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. … With confidence in our armed forces,  with the unbounded determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A gigantic fleet… has massed in Pearl Harbor. This fleet will be utterly crushed with one blow at the very beginning of hostilities…Heaven will bear witness to the righteousness of our struggle.”
— Rear Admiral Ito

“As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.”
— U.S. Representative Joe Baca

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Quotations Related to SOLDIERS

“A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.”
— Georg C. Lichtenberg

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”
— Thomas Paine

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Quotations Related to VETERANS

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
— Cynthia Ozick

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
— Dick Cheney

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
— Elmer Davis

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