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October


 

 

       
    
    October is chock full of mystery. Days slip quickly back and forth between bright sun and winter chill. Vines are laden with surprise vegetables hidden beneath abundant leaves. Country festivals have contests for the weirdest vegetable, the prettiest chicken, and the biggest pumpkins that may weigh hundreds of pounds.

     At the end of the month, the mystery culminates with Halloween. This tradition was long celebrated as a religious day by many cultures, including the Celts who lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

     In the 19th century, Halloween lost its religious underpinnings and became a children’s holiday. Halloween children still wear costumes and don masks, but instead of warding off ghosts they enjoy sweets from neighbors and friends. One wonders if “trick” from the phrase “trick or treat,” is a vestige of the feisty ghosts from centuries past.

     Laden with the fullness of autumn, these days of October are indeed a treat, made especially sweet by the distant rumble of winter.
 
 
 

 

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