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The Halloween Grinch Strikes Again

The Halloween Grinch Strikes Again
The average family will spend $185.50 this year on Halloween. Within that $185.50 figure, 41% ($76.05) of the expenditure will be for candy, 36% is allocated to costumes ($66.78), and decorations will consume 23% ($42.67). When did Halloween evolve into such a huge deal? I have a hard time remembering much about Halloween from my... Read more »

Apple Picking Picked my Pocket

What could be lovelier than going apple picking with my grandkids on a September afternoon? As it turns out, almost anything.  We drove over an hour to Woodstock, Illinois where there are several orchards. Unfortunately, the small one we liked had nothing to pick due to our harsh winter. So we foolishly decided to go... Read more »