Wednesday, October 20, 2021



My wife and I have always lived close to each other and close to the earth.  Almost everywhere we have lived our life has been dictated by the seasons.  


We have no friends or associates that visit us, and we see her family only once every few years.  Some people might call us recluse; but we are not.  We enjoy travel, shopping and eating out - together.  We are pleasant with neighbors and people we have to interact with.   We don’t dislike people; we just don’t like being around them.


We avoid all holiday times like a plague.   We have our own celebration for spring equinox, summer solstice, fall equinox and winter solstice.   Other than that, we decorate and enjoy Halloween. 

Every witch must display her broom.   Her's gets decorated with the seasons. 

Decorations can last well through November

A wall tile representing seasons in Alaska

Cats and bats and pumpkins too, with Salem in the corner

I can't take credit for any of the decorations.  I would live a solitary drab existence without my wife.

Halloween is the time of witches.  How could we not celebrate it?

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I'm with you regarding holidays - they are just an excuse to spend money, overeat, drink and hang with people that you would not otherwise socialize with.

    I've been meaning to ask your thoughts regarding the new home? We currently have a 3 level townhouse. As we age I think something with one level would be best. I get tired of humping laundry up and down two sets of stairs!

  2. WOW, look at you! Everything is beautiful! If it's your wife doing it, tell her she has a superb touch for Halloween decorating!

  3. Great decorations! I especially like the broom and the quilted jack-o-lantern hanging!

  4. How wonderful you found each other and are so compatible.

  5. if it wasn't for the grands and greats I'd never speak to anyone. Well I have one neighbor who swaps meals with me. she will make something and bring me some. I will do the same. I do miss my volunteering at the center and would go back but Donna is not vaccinated and won't wear her mask, so fuck that.


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