Halloween Countdown 2017: A Boatload o’ Target Pics!

 

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You can “BOOP”!

Friends, I go to one of two Targets in my area EVERY day. No, I’m not driving there on a special trip; it’s simply that my daily morning errands always end right at a Target. So,I’m able to really keep up with what’s shakin’ in their Halloween department, or “Booporium”, this year.

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I am Left-Handed!

Last week my brother Scott told me a fascinating story. Apparently I was born left-handed,and my grandmother was constantly taking crayons & stuff out of my left hand and putting them in the right hand. He remembers this very clearly, and my dad confirmed it. Dad went on to tell me that 1) He himself used to drive his golfing buddies crazy putting right-and-left handed, and 2) Grandaddy (his father) did almost everything but writing with his left hand as dominant.

In Grandmother’s defense, we are both certain she was just trying to make things easier on me; after all, it’s a right-handed world out there. But Scott and I were on the subject of “parents trying to get you to go down a path you’re just not meant to go, even if they truly want what is best for you”, and this just sort of was an epiphany for me. Allow me to explain:

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A Box from Mother’s House, Part II!

Wow, this is a doozy! As my two brothers and I plowed through boxes of our old stuff at our mother’s house, a big pile of comic books came to light. They were all spooky,scary, mystical titles that I remember sneaking into my brothers’ closet and trying to read. I didn’t understand much but I loved it. My brothers gave me the books, and at last I can read them at leisure. I’ll post the pics, and feel free to review any you might  might have read. Here goes!

Werewolves: The Loup-Garou!

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The Loup Garou is common in Cajun legends, deriving either directly from French settlers to Louisiana or via the French Canadian immigrants centuries ago. It haunts the swamps and sometimes the fields and woods. The Loup Garou is often described as having a human body and the head of a wolf or dog, similar to a werewolf.

Stories of this Cajun werewolf instill fear and obedience, such as warning Cajun children to behave. In other tales, the Loup Garou will kill Catholics who do not follow the rules of Lent. Coincidentally, according to French Loup Garou stories, one who breaks Lent seven years in a row will turn into a werewolf.

The Loup Garou is under the spell for 101 days. During this time, the curse can be transmitted from person to person if the Loup Garou spills another human’s blood. The beast returns to human form during the day.