Well, we had some good things come to us. The first may seem odd. But to me, it was a little dream come true. I do not have many items from my childhood left. So when I find something that sparks a memory, I want to grab it. In my hometown of Pennsauken, New Jersey we had a pretzel company, Reisman's! And in every home there was a tin of pretzels in their notable red, white and blue can. One day when I was wandering the web, I saw a tin on Ebay. But it was way too expensive and very beat up, and also someone had stored oily car parts in it. Nasty. I was patient for quite a long while and that patience paid off when I went to search and a can came up in Pittsburgh, Pa. And it was cheap and not smelly. Well, it is now mine and I love it! And right down in the right hand corner it says my hometown, Pennsauken.
We celebrated my hubby's 69th birthday. Very simple and fun. Both kids were able to be here and it made it special. And we had Chocolate Cream Birthday pie!
Then I am sad to say, life took a bad turn. I had to make the hard decision to put my 18 year old cat down. With the colder weather his old bones were not working well and he stopped eating. I could tell he didn't know what was going on and I hated the thought that he was in pain. He will forever be in his favorite place, underneath his rose bush and that gives me comfort. But oh how my heart aches.
We celebrated Halloween with our regular flourish and the neighborhood kids loved it. This year the numbers were down due to the rain but it was still so much fun. I even had a mother come up and thank me for making her little boy's holiday so special. And that is why we do it. And I hope we can for many more years to come. Always, Kit
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