Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ghosts, Goblins, and Witches...I Don't Think So

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I’m not a fan of Halloween. That’s a big statement, so let me explain.

As a child, I enjoyed trick-and-treating as most kids do. But one of my earliest unfavourable memories is wearing one of those plastic masks with the string going behind your head. The string hurt my ears and the mask made my face sweat which caused a rash to break out from forehead to chin. Nope, not a good night. I also didn’t enjoy the crowd of kids rushing from door to door. I preferred to linger at the back and wait my turn. The last thing I wanted was to get trampled by a teenager just for a sugary treat. Speaking of those sugary treats, I’m not a big eater of chocolate. I know...many of you are thinking I must be crazy. I do like a small bite of chocolate, but don’t indulge in the snack.

As a teenager that dislike for haunting grew. During a vacation trip with my family, we went to a wax museum. I was quite excited to see the figures and the first part of the tour was enjoyable. But then the experience went horribly bad. My (older by three years) brother informed me about figures up ahead that were moving and one tried to grab his leg. I knew he was lying, but I didn’t want to
tempt the small chance he might be telling the truth. This was my very first panic attack. I got myself so worked-up, my aunt had to cover my eyes with her hand and guide me out of the building. Not fun, and I gave my brother a hard punch in the arm afterward.

As an adult, I don’t watch horror movies because I don’t like being scared. I don’t get the attraction of going into a haunted house and having people dressed up in bloody outfits to scream at me or reach out to me. Can you believe that people actually pay to do that! I don’t get it.

As a mother, I loved dressing my daughter up and taking her out, while her dad stayed home to pass out the treats. Unfortunately, I may have passed my dislike for Halloween to my daughter. She dislikes the crowds and doesn’t eat much chocolate, but she enjoyed all the other treats. When she reached her teenage years, she was more than happy to take over her father’s role at the door to hand out the treats. We love seeing all the little children dressed up in their costumes. 

Needless to say, as a family, we don’t watch horror movies or go to haunted houses. And if you ever consider sneaking up behind me, you might want to think twice. I tend to swing first and ask questions later, lol :)

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not totally against Halloween...as long as the haunting stays far from me!
I'd like to know where you stand. Are you yeah or neah for Halloween?

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27 comments:

  1. Oh Darlene, so sorry you had such frightening and painful Halloween experiences.Loved it when I was little, love it now. It's my favorite night of the year, not the horror, but the fun of dressing up and being someone else for an evening. Also it's such an important Celtic holiday, Samhain,the New Year when the veil between worlds becomes more translucent. (Okay, that last part can get spooky.) A night to be thankful for the year's harvest, both literally and figuratively. A night to splurge. We're totally into the treats part of the tradition, especially CHOCOLATE!

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    1. Hi Gini, thank you for stopping by! I'm not a fan of the 'haunting' but I like the treats, lol. I enjoy watching other people go through haunted houses to see them jump and scream...just as long as it's not me, lol!

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  2. I don't like horror movies either! They give me nightmares! I love your post though!

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    1. Casi, thank you for stopping by! Horror movies are a big 'no-no' in my house :)

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful post that I can relate to. I dislike being in a group of ghoulish-looking people where I can't see their faces. Just give me the candy, please, and I'll be happy.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Judy Ann! I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one who isn't a fan of the hauntings, but enjoys the treats :)

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  4. I don't enjoy being scared, but I do like to watch others being scared :)

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  5. Don't mind eerie movies but horror movies are too scary for me. :) Liked you post. Love Halloween- but the fun stuff. :)

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    1. Hi Karen, thank you for stopping by. I'm not an edge of your seat kind of person, unless it's for a cool sci-fi action movie :)

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  6. I love Halloween, but not a fan of the horror. In truth, we celebrate the Celtic feast of Samhain earlier in the evening with a huge Irish feast and by honoring the ancestors that have gone before us. The veils are thin at this time of year. Loved your post, Darlene! :)

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    1. Hi Mary, the feast sound like a wonderful get together. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I grew up in a haunted house, which intrigued me rather than scared me. As a kid, I kept trying to catch the ghosts. I've been fascinated with all things supernatural since before I can remember. I love researching, reading and writing about it. It feels like its always been a part of me. To me, Halloween is all year round! lol

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    1. Tricia, my brother says our childhood house was haunted, but with ghost who were friendly as they never tried to hurt us. He saw a shadow once. I only heard noise that were unexplainable. I didn't like it, lol! I'll have to check out one of your books :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. first i dont give ccandy i do activity kit that i get off internet free so the kid get bag of goodie not candy we used to love halloween but mom took the candy and i love the book mark great swag gift

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    1. The activity kits sound like a great idea! Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. Horror movies and candy are ok, but the rest is a no go.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, I can only half agree with you - candy, yes - horror movies, no - LOL
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. I'm not a fan of horror movies either - although I enjoy a good eerie suspense or ghost story or film. Halloween has only really taken off in the UK over the last couple of years and I like seeing the youngsters dressed up in Halloween costumes. I always have a stock of chocolate Halloween treats, so if there are any left I can enjoy them myself, as I'm a chocoholic! :)

    By the way, I recently finished your book 'Notyhing to Lose' - what a delightful sweet treat!

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    1. Hi Lyn! Thank you for stopping by. I enjoy seeing the little ones in their costumes too. I like a bite of chocolate every so often.
      Thank you for the awesome comment on Nothing To Lose. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it! :)

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  11. I love all the kids dressed up and the candy!

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    1. Jean602 Thank you for stopping by! The little kids dressed up is the best part.

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  12. I really don't care for the gross out aspect of it. I don't watch horror movies either. I liked trick or treating and dressing up when I was a kid though. The only downside was I rarely got the candy I liked (sigh).

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    1. Hi Cynthia, I enjoyed trick or treating, but now I enjoy giving the candy out. I only ate about half of the candy I received, lol. Thank you for stopping by.

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  13. I prefer a fun Halloween instead of a scary Halloween.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanna, for stopping by. I totally agree. A fun Halloween is much better.

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