Halloween Memories–Beachwalk Press Blog Hop!

Today is the start of the Halloween Blog Hop for Beachwalk Press!!

Halloween pumpkin

Beachwalk Press is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon, B&N, or All Romance Ebooks (winner’s choice)…so don’t forget to comment on here or on one–or all–of the blogs belonging to many of the other lovely writers with Beachwalk Press listed at the end of this post with your email for a chance to win!

My Halloween Memories:

Growing up, I was big on Halloween. I trick or treated until I was sixteen…I distinctly remember that Halloween because a girlfriend and I dressed as barmaids in these skimpy, satin outfits my mother made…is it any wonder I became an erotica writer?

When I became a mother, I wanted to give my kids the best holiday experiences possible. We were always big on Thanksgiving and Christmas…not so great at Easter because of things better not discussed here…but Halloween was always an excuse to dress up and be silly together. When my oldest son (now 24) was little, we did the dress up and trick or treating thing…but we lived in an

area where trick or treating house to house was less than safe. So we got into the habit of renting a bunch of scary movies (age appropriate, of course) and eating junk food while we stayed up to all hours. The kids loved it because it was an excuse to do all the things we normally would not allow them to do. I loved it because it meant quality time with family.

This year things are a little different. My son and his wife recently suffered a tragic loss and have moved closer to us. Family has become more of a priority than ever before. And my daughter-in-law is big on holidays, just like I was early in my adult life. So we’re going to try the trick or treating thing again with my youngest, who is 7 going on 40.

He wants to be Iron Man.

It’ll be bittersweet as we all take an accounting of what we have, and what should have been. And maybe it’s appropriate on a holiday like Halloween–a day begun as a celebration of the harvest, of life, but became something of a celebration of death…

What is most important is the time we were given, even if that time was tragically short…and to never take for granted what we continue to have.

cell phone 261Ā Ā  My youngest on Halloween a few years ago during his Toy Story phase….from a toy to a super hero!

HPIM1148

My daughter as a zombie princess and my middle son as the Scream character (maybe a few too many horror movies?) and the youngest as a little devil…Trunk or Treating at the local library…2009.

Sidda Lee Tate

Tabitha Rayne

Jaye Shields

Tara Mills

Olivia Starke

Ashlynn Monroe

Pepper Anthony

Lacey Wolfe

Stephanie Beck

Beth D. Carter

Lisa Knight

Ella Jade

Emily Wood

Theresa Stillwagon

Kaylie Newell

Patricia Bates

Tracey Rogers

Tamaria Soana

Imogene Nix

Nola Cross

Constance Bretes

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Halloween Memories–Beachwalk Press Blog Hop!

  1. Awww! I love the Woody costume! Too cute!! I always watch a Halloween movie, but I dont like scary movies so my movies of choice are Practical Magic & Hocus Pocus lol.

    And sorry to hear about the tragic loss. =( I will keep you all in my prayers. ā¤

    Take care, & I hope you have a great weekend!
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  2. Laura Beth, I’m so sorry about the hard times your family’s endured, but am glad that it’s drawn you closer together. May you enjoy some wonderful family time and making new memories this Halloween!

    fedora at gmail dot com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s