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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Both the young and young at heart look forward to the spooky holiday arising on October 31 each year. Dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating are both customs that are associated with Halloween, but where did Halloween originate from?

Q. What do the skeletons say be for eating? A. Bone appetite
Q. What happens when two vampires meet? A. It was love at first bite!
Q. What’s a Vampire’s least favorite song? A. Another one bites the dust!
Q. Why was the mummy so tense? A. Because he was all wound up.
Q. Why didn’t the skeleton go to see a scary movie? A. He didn’t have the guts.
Q. What do you call two spiders that just got married? A. Newlywebbed
Q. Why did the skeleton cross the road? A. To go to the body shop.
Q. Who was the most famous ghost detective? A. Sherlock Moans.

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days. ~Author Unknown

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. ~Author Unknown

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! ~Scottish Saying

This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. ~Conan O'Brien

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
~Emily Dickinson

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. -Linus Van Pelt in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
All you have to do is walk up to a house, ring the doorbell and say "Tricks or treats." – Lucy in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world. – Linus in “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!
~Author Unknown

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. ~River Phoenix

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. ~J.M. Barrie

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween. ~Author Unknown

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