Halloween in 1984

Halloween in 1984 “As told to” Mary Hickey

So this wasn’t that weird a day until right after dinner, when two kids from the neighborhood knocked on our front door. That was normal enough, since they sometimes come to play with my brother and me. But this time, they were dressed in strange clothes and had second faces over their real faces. Scary looking faces, too! I only knew who they were from their voices.

Then instead of staying to play, they asked for “trick or treats”, and Mom and Dad gave them each the choice of a book or an old tennis ball. They took the tennis balls, which is what I would have done also. But then, I’m only ten months old and I can’t read yet.

Dad wanted to go “trick or treating”, but he’s too old for it. I guess this is just for kids, though I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because they need to have the grown-ups hand out the trick or treats? Dad asked my brother if he wanted to go out with him, but he said no, he’d rather watch all the kids come in their costumes.

So what does Dad do? Put me in a brown sleeper and a groundhog face cover that he called a “mask”. They bought them for pictures in case I was born on Groundhog Day, which was my due date. I wasn’t, I got here early, which hasn’t been my habit since then—more about that some other time.

Then we went outside and he carried me around from house to house, telling people, “Look, I caught a groundhog!” They all laughed and threw candy and other treats into a bag he was carrying. It got dark quickly, but we kept on going until his bag was almost full. Then we went back to the house, but Mom said I shouldn’t eat anything from Dad’s bag. She mashed up a banana for me, which I ate because I like those things even though I haven’t figured out how to peel them yet.

So now it’s much later, and I’m in my crib. I have time to wonder now why every time I think I’m getting things figured out, something odd happens as if to tell me I may never know it all. Maybe life is like that for my brother, too, and even for Mom and Dad, who knows?

I’m feeling a bit sleepy now, so I guess I’ll sign off. Good night, and Happy Halloween!

Halloween in 1984
Halloween in 1984 “As told to” Mary Hickey
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Robert Johnson William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-31-19

So what do Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse have in common besides being rock musicians and dying young? They were all 27 when they died. Some say the curse comes from bluesman Robert Johnson who also died at 27 in 1938 and is argued to be the inspiration for Rock and Roll.

Robert Johnson William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-31-19
Some say the curse comes from bluesman Robert Johnson who also died at 27 in 1938 and is argued to be the inspiration for Rock and Roll.

Bukovsky Exposed US Media In Suppressed Book

Bukovsky Exposed US Media In Suppressed Book — Of course you’ve never heard of Vladimir Bukovsky. He was a Soviet dissident who spent 12 years in that nation’s psychiatric hospitals, prisons and labor camps for the crimes of speaking truth and desiring freedom.

His book Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity was published in France in 1995. It was a searing indictment of the collusion between American media outlets and the tyrannical Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Our major media companies actually entered agreements to publish articles and cover media events under the direct editorial control of the Soviets.

Bukovsky’s expose was only published in the U.S. this year by an independent.

Out media (and academia and public education and entertainment) is corrupt. They are content with tyranny if they think they are going to be with the in-crowd holding the whip.

And Millennials, remember the name of the tyranny was Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics. Note the SOCIALIST part.

Socialism is very, very bad.

Bukovsky Exposed US Media In Suppressed Book
Bukovsky Exposed US Media In Suppressed Book -- Of course you've never heard of Vladimir Bukovsky. He was a Soviet dissident who spent 12 years in
How a Soviet memorial was treated in Bulgaria when it became safe to do so.

Own opinions William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 10-31-19

Own opinions Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 10-31-19 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Aniw Xkixayg

Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
Nicolaus Copernicus

Own opinions Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 10-31-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

First anti-aircraft gunner William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-30-19

Lieutenant O.F.J. Hogg of No. 2 AA Section in III Corps of the British Army was the first anti-aircraft gunner to shoot down an aircraft. It happened on Sept 23, 1914 in France.

First anti-aircraft gunner William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-30-19
Lieutenant O.F.J. Hogg of No. 2 AA Section in III Corps of the British Army was the first anti-aircraft gunner to shoot down an aircraft

Reject Marcy’s Law Amendment

Reject Marcy’s Law Amendment — Marcy’s Law, a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution, is on the ballot Nov. 5.

The amendment claims to give crime victims “rights” and is being supported by actor Kelsey Grammer and various politicians.

It’s wording is:

Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take part in public proceedings; reasonable protection from the accused; right to refuse discovery requests made by the accused; restitution and return of property; proceedings free from delay; and to be informed of these rights, so they can enforce them?

Sounds nice. Vote against it.

The respected PrinceLaw.com has an excellent explanation as to why.

The most obvious reason is the question as to why we need a difficult-to-change constitutional amendment when the issue could be addressed with far more flexibility via a statute.

The most significant reason is that the proposed amendment puts the accused in the category of criminal and cements the accuser as the victim. Not all accused are guilty. Not all accusers tell the truth. That’s why we have trials.

The most subtle reason is ballot questions are limited to 73 words but the actual amendment is 500 words and creates 15 new “rights”.

Buying something unseen is always unwise.

The clincher is the amendment is being backed by Bloomberg money. Is this going to be a gun grab?

Say no to Marcy’s Law.

Reject Marcy’s Law Amendment
Reject Marcy's Law Amendment

Vote Straight Republican In Chesco 2019

Vote Straight Republican In Chesco 2019 — A Chester County activist sent us this with the included link:

On November 5th, it will be imperative for you to come vote.  We are in danger of losing Chester County to the Democrats, so if you don’t want your tax dollars paying for higher property taxes, higher healthcare expenses, sanctuary cities and drug cartels, every vote will be vitally important.*   VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN.  * 

 https://www.newsweek.com/hidden-costs-rest-us-pay-illegal-immigration-578549

The activist also noted that People do not understand that while Donald Trump can be very effective at doing the right things nationally, he needs conservative State and County local offices which will back him up and do the things which support his agenda

We couldn’t agree more.

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Vote All Republican

Big wife William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 10-30-19

Big wife Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 10-30-19 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: A big wife and a big barn, will never do a man any harm.
American Folk Saying

Big wife

Wolf Shapiro Coming To Chesco, Montco

Wolf Shapiro Coming To Chesco
Supports racists

Wolf Shapiro Coming To Chesco, Montco — A good friend forwarded the announcement that Pennsylvania’s horrific governor, Tom Wolf, a friend and ally of racists — we are not exaggerating, he was Charlie Robertson’s campaign manager — and his wannabe replacement, crony capitalist Josh Shapiro, whose concern for victims of sexual abuse is notably conditional, will be coming to Chester County, Saturday (Nov. 2), to continue their quest to Californiaize Pennsylvania and get richer and more powerful in the process.

Can you say deliberate blackouts? We knew you could.

Wolf Shapiro Coming To Chesco
Crony capitalist

The Democratic Party campaign event for which they are scheduled to appear is 1-4:30 p.m. at the Kennett Democrats, 115 Marshall St., Kennett Square, Pa. 19348. Wolf and Shapiro cannot be there the whole time as they are also scheduled for a Montgomery County Democrat Party event noon to 4 p.m., UFCW Local 1776, 3031 Walton Rd, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.

Thank you Pauline for the update.

Hey hipster Millennials being crushed by student loans, what has Wolf done to curtail the ridiculous educational salaries and pensions causing your loans to be so burdensome?

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