I want to state that I love Halloween. I also want to be perfectly clear that I respect and celebrate with respect the Holy day of Samhain. So, while reading my ‘fun’ posts about Halloween, please don’t think I take the holiday lightly. I’m just having fun with it.
Today, is all about random fun facts, my silly musings and a poem from my childhood that I still enjoy. So, here we go . . .
The word witch comes from the old english wicce and the wicca were once highly respected for their knowledge and power.
If a black cat crosses your path but you don’t see it, will you still have bad luck? Are white cats good luck?
The first jack-o’-lanterns in Ireland were hollowed out turnips with candles placed in them to keep away evil spirits.
Seeing a spider on Halloween is believed to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you (I’m good then, I live in the desert, I see spiders just about every day 🙂 )
I’m named after the character in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Katrina Von Tassle) my father was reading the story and loved the name so much, he had me named about 2 years before I was born.
In my family the number 13 is thought to be lucky. My parents were married on the 13th, my daughter was born on the 13th, when playing sports in school William’s number was 13. (yes, I know 13 doesn’t have much to do with Halloween, I just threw this in for fun).
On All Hallows Eve (Oct 31) it’s believed the veil between our world and the spirit world is blurred. Masks were originally worn to keep the spirits from recognizing the living.
My family loves black cats and we believe when one adopts you then you will have good luck. We always feed stray cats too no matter what color. They are the guardians of the underworld.
When Thomas Edison died it is believed that Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle. (wonder where that bottle is?)
Tonight, when the last light is gone
And you’re almost too sleepy to yawn
Put your ear to the wall
and hear the thing crawl
but don’t cry
it leaves before dawn . . .
What’s your favorite thing about Halloween or even what ‘scary’ notion interests you the most? Happy Hallowe’en.