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Carole
10-20-2009, 03:29 PM
Anyone have interesting plans for Samhain? So far, I got nuthin'.

R.G. Alexander
10-20-2009, 05:30 PM
I am the same. Nuttin' honey. Trick or Treating with the kids, but that one is a given. I think there would be an all out war in my house if trick or treating was cancelled.

MGraybosch
10-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Gonna make a fuss over my wife since it's our fifth wedding anniversary.

sunna
10-20-2009, 05:40 PM
Well, there'll be the obligatory pub-crawl-in-costume portion of the evening, because I love to do that. But beforehand we're doing a mute feast and a memory wall, and afterward I'm trying to arrange for a bonfire. We'll see if it happens: I know it won't be happening in my apartment.

R.G. Alexander
10-20-2009, 06:41 PM
I have thought on it, and think I will just set up an ancestor alter, and an extra place at the table. The kids are still way to young to try to do the silence bit.

Medievalist
10-20-2009, 08:09 PM
I've posted my annual Samain-Is-Not-The-Death-God-or-Celtic-New-Year rant.

Wayne K
10-20-2009, 08:12 PM
I'm going to be in New York, so I'm going to look up some of my old Magickal Childe friends.

Mr Flibble
10-21-2009, 12:15 AM
Waiting for Einheriar

Cath
10-21-2009, 05:46 AM
Celebrating with friends in Austin. Nothing particularly Samhain-y, but it will still be fun!

JoshEllingson
10-21-2009, 10:22 AM
leaving milk, bread and honey out for the Sidhe/land wights, and having a beer for those who have passed. and as with IdiotsRUs, waiting to catch a glimpse of the Wild Hunt. Oh, and reading my runes.

Carole
10-21-2009, 03:06 PM
I haven't left milk and honey out in ages. :)

Still not sure what I'll be doing. Mr Vagabond will probably be working out of town like usual. I wish we got trick or treaters. Last year, nuttin. Two streets down, they have a big thing. There's a row of fabulous old houses and all the kids go there. Unfortunately, most of them don't venture up the hill to my street. Maybe I should put up balloons or signs or something to remind them that we have candy, too.

Mr Flibble
10-22-2009, 06:48 PM
and as with IdiotsRUs, waiting to catch a glimpse of the Wild Hunt.

That's not what I'm doing. :D

Shadow_Ferret
10-22-2009, 07:17 PM
I was gonna get drunk and dance around our ash tree naked at midnight.

Wayne K
10-22-2009, 07:22 PM
Now I'm going to sit outside SF's house with my camera :D

Medievalist
10-22-2009, 07:24 PM
They do something interesting where I'm living that I've never seen before--I noticed walking around the residential areas last weekend that a number of houses have signs on the door that say "Halloween Trick or Treat."

StephanieFox
10-24-2009, 03:32 AM
Our block is HUGE for Halloween. Parents from iffy neighborhoods drive their kids to our block (and other blocks nearby) so we'll probably get 300 trick-or-treaters. Then, when the kids are gone, one of the neighbors sets up a fire pit in front of the house and we bring wine and drink.

The community Samhain is at 2:00 pm this Sunday at a local community center, but I have to work, so I'll miss that. I've also got a party go go to on the Friday before Samhain.

I'll set up an ancestor altar. This is the first Samhain since my mom died, so I'll have to do something about that, but Ihaven't decided what. I can't visit her grave since she was interred in SC and I'm in MN.

Paul
10-24-2009, 03:53 AM
Was talking to Bewie, appears the dance at Lughnasa has been postponed - lack of nakedness. Might drive down the wal-mart and throw some tomatoes at the cheap laptop display, hard to decide.

brainstorm77
10-24-2009, 10:01 PM
Chances are I will be writing, drinking coffee and talking in between with my hun. :)

Carole
10-25-2009, 03:58 PM
My hun will probably not be home. :( I still dunno what I'll be doing.

FreelanceKen
10-28-2009, 11:46 PM
I trust "newbie" AW memebers are allowed to post in here?

The wife and I will be having "circle" with invocation. Much needed around here. We love this time. It will be the first time we have celebrated Samhain together.

Carole
10-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Of course you are allowed to post here! Welcome!

plaidearthworm
10-30-2009, 06:55 AM
I don't set out milk and honey, but I do set out dishes of kitty and doggie kibbles for all my departed furry friends. I just lost my sweet Lab Houdi last week, so I'll leave out an extra special treat for her, just in case she's passing by from the Summerland.

Carole
10-30-2009, 01:47 PM
Oh, I'm sorry about losing your sweet doggie. I think
it's a great idea to leave things for our departed animal friends.