Archive for October 2013

An expat Halloween in London, UK

An expat Halloween in London, UK
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Sarah Pitard. Halloween and London in the same sentence is always slightly worrying. The thought of small British schoolchildren in purple jackets and ties, meandering around the dimly... Read more »

Cool Halloween costumes for couples

Frankenstein's monster and his bride. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3ammo/10183308003/">AhmadHashim</a> / <a href="http://foter.com/re/4b7984">Foter</a> / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND</a>
I’m not a huge fan of matching Halloween costumes for couples. Too often there is clear winner, that person from the couple who likely came up with the idea, while the other person is forced into wearing something that just doesn’t work on him or her. The other problem is when one or both of the... Read more »

Halloween apologies

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Audrey Berns. Dear Neighbors, On behalf of the entire Johnson household, I feel I owe you an apology and an explanation. Though it goes without saying, our family... Read more »
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Five things I hate about Halloween and ten things I love about it

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Dawn Patton. 5 Things I Hate about Halloween 1. Halloween and “trick or treat” are no longer synonmous. Trick-or-treat isn’t even on October 31st anymore most of the... Read more »

Haunted Chicago: Remembering a ghost of the Red Lion Pub

Haunted Chicago: Remembering a ghost of the Red Lion Pub
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Sara Jean McCarthy. She lives on the second floor. In the women’s restroom. In the last stall. Not, perhaps, my personal choice of digs, but I truly don’t... Read more »

Spirits in October: A southern Halloween tradition

Spirits in October: A southern Halloween tradition
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Tony Zelonis. Why was a guy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania enjoying lemonade and cookies with the ladies at a United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in a stately antebellum... Read more »
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Halloween Dance: A Poem

Halloween Dance: A Poem
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This is a poem by James McManus. HALLOWEEN DANCE Halloween dance and she should go with me I spied her in sophomore, but now was junior and that’s when you’re sposeta have... Read more »

Nine Halloween costumes for kids with glasses

Cabbage Patch Kid.  I remember lusting after this doll and only the luckiest kids had the ones with glasses
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Yoga Mom. This post is a  follow up to Halloween costumes for women with glasses by Julie Hammerle, which was a follow up to Halloween costumes for men... Read more »

Five most viewed Halloween guest posts so far

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors.We are halfway through the month, and I’ve been having a lot of fun sharing the many variations on the theme of Halloween that my guests have submitted. Here are the five most viewed... Read more »
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How to host the ultimate Halloween party

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Edd Fairman. I have performed at approximately 60 Halloween parties over my 11 year career. I have probably attended another 40 parties over my lifetime but I have... Read more »