Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Phantom inflation


You may now it as doorbell ditching or phantoming, in our neighborhood its ghosting. You know where you leave a cutesy poem, and a treat and knock and run- with the injunction to continue the chain. Well something happened along the way- when I was growing up a plate of cookies was a total score- here is a photo of standard "ghosting fare" in our neighborhood-(tonight's loot) A pail, a stuffed animal, a book, an activity book, a DVD, pencils, plastic spiders, webs, bats (which smart son insisted wanted to sleep in his room under his dresser- a suitable habitat) a cat paper punch, candy (most of which got eaten in the heat of the moment), & window clings. I think I will have to have ghosting supplies as a separate column in this months budget.

also for those not in New England- falls here are glorious- here are some apple picking photos from our run to the farm - it is walking distance from our house. yep no grocery store in my town but hey we've got farms and white churches and a town center with gazebo!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are some nice ghosts you've got around. But the pressures on, eh?

Those apples look scrumptious. Mmmmmmmm. Apple pie, apple crisp, apple slices dipped in caramel.

Nettie said...

Darling apple pictures. They make me miss my parents orchard and free apples. I don't miss canning applesauce, but I'd sure love to still have some!

itybtyfrog said...

Wow that is quite the bucket of goodies. I am glad we are still only doing plates of dry sugar cookies in our neighborhood. Love the apple shots with your boys...adorable!

Cmommy said...

Whoa--that is serious loot! We 'ghost' in our subdivision; I hope it's the standard candy and cupcakes. :-)C

FrogLegs said...

oh good grief! I feel so chincy now knowing that I do a loaf of bread or whatever, LOL! :)

MusicalMom said...

I want farms, white churches and a gazebo in my town!!! *sigh* Maybe one day...

And I can't believe your score! Yikes. You could go broke passing on the wealth!