Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dreaming of France -- Halloween

Thank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

It's a funny post this week, because I'm focused on something that happened here in Ohio rather than something in France.
But it's making me think of France because my husband and I plan to move to France next fall, and then we won't be in the same city with our children. It may be our last Halloween living close to each other.
So my husband, who is quite artistic, agreed to carve a pumpkin for each of the kids.
We delivered Spencer's to him on Friday when we drove to Ohio University to visit him for his birthday.

Tonight, we visited the other kids' apartments and left a lit jack o'lantern glowing on by their doors, along with a small bag of candy.
Here's our black cat posing with the pumpkins before we took them. 

The porch on Tucker's apartment was pretty dark. 

This is the same pumpkin at Grace's apartment -- like the famous drama mask, one side shows comedy while the other shows tragedy.

I'm not sure how we'll celebrate  Halloween next year when we're in France, but I suspect it won't be the same.

Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France today. Please leave your name and blog address in Mr. Linky below, and leave a comment letting me know what  you think about my love affair with France, or your own passion for the country and its people and cultures. Also consider visiting the blogs of others who play along so we can all share the love.


Sim Carter said...

You and Earl are the most awesome parents! As they say in France Appy Alloween:)
Here’s my Dreaming of France post

Paulita said...

Sim, Ha! Your Appy Alloween made me laugh. Also really enjoyed listening to your podcast. Hope others will give it a try.

Anonymous said...

That's so cute! I bet they loved it.
We rarely get trick or treaters, but a bowl of candy is ready. Adoption of Halloween seems to multiply 10-fold each year. The solderie had a whole corner dedicated to costumes--a decade ago there was nothing. And the supermarket has a huge display of candy right at the entrance.

Paulita said...

Francetaste, That's good to know. Truthfully, giving away candy is one of my least favorite parts, but I do like the costumes, parties and carving pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, Appy alloween indeed! It really does seem to have caught on here in our village and surrounding ones, and as FranceTaste says lots and lots of candy as one enters the supermarket with plenty of notices advertising Halloween!

Louise said...

How exciting to already be having "lasts". Halloween is a weird time in Australia. We have no history with it, no association, but the shops really want to sell heaps of Halloween stuff, and there seems to be more and more every year. Personally I try to ignore it, it's not my holiday, I don't particularly want it- mind you I like seeing North Americans enjoying themselves with Halloween- it's your holiday you should. Your husband did a great job of carving those pumpkins BTW.

Just Me said...

Loved the photos and pumpkins. Your lucky kids must be having nervous moments about your move. But how nice their visits to France will be. Thanks for sharing.

Paulita said...

Thanks to everyone who commented. I love hearing about your Halloween celebrations or resistance to Halloween.
Yes, the boys seem to be nervous about our departure. Grace hopes to be in Edinboro next fall for grad school.

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