Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc. l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer: The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.
Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner already? Yep, 8 days away.
Are you going to dress up? Tim and I usually do. How about giving candy out? We don’t any more as we would buy a lot of candy and of course chocolate bars, but no kids would come, so we had to eat all the sugary stuff ourselves (good thing that we only bought what we liked.) I remember when I was a kid, we loved getting dressed up in our costumes and going trick or treating everywhere. We would come home with stacks of candy then my parents would go through our bags and pick out their favourites we got what was left over. But that was alright, as we had a lot of fun going out getting our treasures.
Some of the places we went to were pretty scary, as the owners of the houses would put out a lot of things in their yards, although some of the places today are even scarier. There is a lot of work that goes into their displays, and they look great.
There is a 43 % more chance of getting hit by a car on Halloween then on any other fall night, the worst times are between 5:00mpm and 8:00 pm. If you have young children ages 4-8, adolescents ages 12-17, and also adults ages 30-49 that are going out trick and treating, or in the case of the adults possibly going to parties or taking out their young ones be sure that they are wearing reflective patches on their clothes and cross the streets carefully making eye contact with the drivers.
What ever you choose to do on Halloween, have fun and be safe, don’t eat too much candy all at once.