Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday Medley - 29/10/19

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1. During Red Ribbon Week a red ribbon or rubbery silicon bracelet is worn to remind others to live drug free lives and honor the sacrifices of all those who've have lost their lives fighting the war against illegal drugs.
Do you have family members or loved ones in law enforcement? Wearing any memorial ribbons or bracelets?

I don't have anyone who works in law enforcement and fortunately I haven't lost any loved ones in this way. 
2. There isn't an International Day for October 30th.
What is your suggestion for a new national or international day?

I'm not sure I could come up with anything worthy of its own day.  There are so many daft ones out there already I wouldn't want to add to them. 
3. On this date in 1938, Orson Welles performed his radio play of H. G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds. Some people understood it to be an actual news broadcast of a Martian attack though there were disclaimers throughout the show.
Have you witnessed an example of people behaving to the contrary in spite of warnings?
No but I was watching something on TV today about how people don't follow the safety instructions for example putting on life jackets when told to. Bonus question: Did you listen to or do you stream radio shows? Listen to books or prefer reading?
I usually only listen to the radio in the car and I prefer reading books than listening to them. 
4. Happy 80th Birthday, Grace Slick!

She sang with psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane and later reincarnations Jefferson Starship and Starship.

All rock 'n' rollers over the age of fifty look stupid and should retire. — Grace Slick.

Is pop music solely the domain of younger artists?

I think the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart (and many others) would disagree.
5. Tomorrow is Halloween. Any fond memories of Trick Or Treating or escorting little ones while they made the rounds? Favorite costume?

Trick or treat wasn't really a thing here in the UK when I was growing up or even when my kids were young.  It seems to be getting bigger each year now though. 
Bonus question: As an adult, have you attended a Halloween party or fancy-dress ball? Sexy? Or spooky?


6. Please share with us something interesting about your week.

I will probably be a bit Bah Humbug on halloween.  Keep the front lights off and pretend to be out. 


  1. We spent one Halloween in Germany, and didn't see any specific celebrations. And now one of my son's school friends is German but living here for a few years - he's loving how much the U.S.A. celebrates it. :)

  2. IN total agreement on No. 6. Halloween has been given over to the dark side... I wouldnt let my children participate in it now

  3. We WILL be out but if we ever got a lot of kids, I'd welcome them. It's fun!

    1. I will have treats in case anyone does knock. I wouldn't really turn them away.

  4. What?!?!? You don't like the trick or treaters?? I love them so much and only wish people trick or treated in hotels???

    1. I guess what I don't like about it really is the way over here in the UK it is becoming so commercialised. It's so easy to go out and buy costumes that there's not a lot of originality or effort put into it.

    2. My college sorority had Halloween costume parties. Which were much more memorable for the drunken antics of our guests.

      So sorry, frat boys. An unwashed Star Wars or Oakland Raiders bed sheet does not constitute a toga.

      Comment: Ick.

      Thank you for participating!

  5. That's what Mary and I do, turn off the lights and pretend we aren't home. We aren't Halloween fans.

    1. I just don't like the way it is so commercialised.

  6. Interesting that trick-or-treat is becoming more popular there because I actually think the interest in Halloween and trick-or-treat is declining a little bit here. When my kids were growing up seems like it was the least around here. People used to have huge displays and I see very little of that now.

  7. We are fortunate that kids don't come into our 55+ community. In our old neighborhood, we also pretended to be out. Bah humbug! LOL Fun questions today!

  8. Kids are all grown so Halloween is no big deal around here either. I don't even have candy yet to give out to kids that come here. We usually don't get that many because they go over to the rich side of town to get bigger candy bars. Suits me fine.

    Janet’s Smiles

  9. We are open for trick or treating. We had 35 kids stop last Halloween.


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