Every year I get a Halloween postcard from Pam, a very good friend in USA. She is an avid vintage postcard collector, and make reproductions of cards from her collection. Last year I made a page in my scrap books using the card I got from Pam, this year her card will stand in the windowsill together with two other Halloween postcards, also from friends in USA.
Halloween is no traditional celebration in Norway, which means that we never think of sending cards. This make it an even more special treat to recieve cards. So thank you Pam, Cynthia and Darla, I love your Halloween cards.
Halloween Wind by Sandra Liatsos
The wind came trick-or-treating
down our quiet street.
It rattled all the windows,
and then we heard it beat
on every door of every house
where shutters banged and clattered.
It howled for treats and howled for more
while leaves and branches scattered.
It rolled a pumpkin down the street
and made the cat's fur rise.
Then after all the tricks it played,
it flew up in the sky
with candy wrappers in its grasp
and empty bags and sticks--
It hadn't wanted treats at all,
only lots of tricks!
The celebration is slowly growing in Norway though. A year ago Marta invited her friends to a Halloween party. We had started planning another party this year, but then she got a birthday invitation instead. And she, I and har daddy had a little early celebration last night with a spoky creampuff for afternoon coffee.