Tag Archives: Halloween

Marble Canyon Halloween Story

The quarantine has been a good time to take care of some bluejayblog archive maintenance. Since I started the WordPress portion of this blog on February 12, 2011, I haven’t done any bandwidth space saving culling measures by eliminating large … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Back in the mid-1980s my friend Doug and I once rented nuns’ habits from a costume supply company in order to attend a radio station sponsored Halloween masquerade party at one of the local hotel convention halls. Our mutual pal, … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en

As a necessary change of pace, I’m taking a day off from writing very much. In order to justify this decision, my reason is to celebrate Hallowe’en. Yes, I bought a few bags of “Fun Size” candy bars for the little munchkins … Continue reading

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Visit A Cemetery

While thumbing through a vintage Russian book yesterday, I came across a verse by the writer Vladimir Nabokov. The English translation reads like this: “A thousand years ago, five minutes were Equal to forty ounces of fine sand. Outstare the … Continue reading

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Valborgsmässoafton

My friend Anders is getting ready for the big Valborgsmässoafton celebration in Uppsala, Sweden tonight.  It’s a holiday that I faintly remember being talked about by some of the elder family members when I was still a kid. One of … Continue reading

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Samhain Greetings!

It’s time again to wish everyone in the Northern Hemisphere a happy Samhain.  This is a holiday with very old, traditional roots. According to the ancient Celtic calendar, tonight is set aside as the feast of the dead.  The old … Continue reading

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Happy Samhainn

My friend Karla drove down to Omaha yesterday afternoon so she could be on time for the holiday celebration.  I had assumed that she planned to take in a Hallowe’en party.  She quickly corrected me by stressing it was a … Continue reading

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