Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Friends, Please Be Careful...!


Today is Halloween. This means that a lot of little trick or treaters will be out and about on the streets and the sidewalks!

You know and I know that children can get all caught up in the excitement of the candy, the costumes, and the company of friends...not to mention the constant wonder of how much loot is in the bag!

The point is...please watch out for all the ghosts and goblins out there because on nights like this, they often don't watch out for themselves!

I know it sounds like I'm preaching a bit here...and the truth is, I probably am! I just don't want the mood and the laughter of the evening turning into a sad, avoidable night of sadness!

Just one more thing...and I hope that I'm not out of line here, but please be careful with the alcohol! I know there will be parties going on, and sometimes the booze flows a little freely! All I ask is for a small favor, OK?

Be very, very careful and please...whatever you do, KEEP ALL THE BOOZE AWAY FROM THE PUMPKINS!!



They are a sorry sight when they get under the spell, don't ya know? Not to mention how messy they are! Bad enough to have to clean up the candy wrappers and pieces of costumes and lost sneakers...without having to clean up after a bunch of drunk Pumpkin-heads!

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for just a bit, OK? Don't worry, I'll help you clean up later!

33 comments:

Felinae said...

Thank you for the reminder, Uncle Hermit, I don't think one can be reminded enough when it comes to the safety and well being of children.

I have to work, but will be home in time to get into my costume and hand out candy to the little kids, teens or adults that care to come to our door asking for a treat.

Have a safe Halloween, my friend
Hugs~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Sorry you have to work, but I used to have to do that as well! I'll save you a candy bar, or maybe even a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup!

Thanks for coming by today!

OGT said...

I prefer to stay at home when they let the zoo out whilst Im staying in the big city.

TEAM HALL said...

heheheh, great looking pumpkin!!
You have a safe night, Jim...and a great weekend!!

houstonmom.wordpress.com said...

Now that is a funny picture. Enjoy your day and coffee. The cooler weather feels nice.

Did it MY way said...

I want a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.

That's a funny picture for sure.

Have a good weekend Jim. I'm going to the local gun store and beg for ammo.

See Ya

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Great advise!
We don´t celebrate Halloween over here, but that advice is good all the time!
Great picture :-) :-)
Have a great Halloween now!
Christer.

Ozark Momma said...

so that's where all my booze went!!

Happy All Hallows Eve, HJ!

HermitJim said...

Hey OGT...
Probably not a bad idea, at all! I don't go anywhere on Halloween or any other holiday! Dangerous enough on a regular day...!

Thanks for comin by, buddy!


Hey Cath...
Glad you like those pumpkins...some folks can really get creative, for sure!

You have a safe one, and thanks for coming by today!


Hey Kris...
It does feel pretty good, doesn't it? Here's hoping that you and the family have a safe day...and thanks for coming by!


Hey Tony...
I thought it was pretty funny myself! Kinda looks like some of my neighbors!

Goos luck at the gun shop with the ammo search!

Thanks for coming by today, my friend!


Hey Christer...
No Halloween? I didn't know that! I just took it for granted that you did.

I do appreciate you dropping by today, my friend!

HermitJim said...

Hey Momma...
That's probably where, all right! Just follow the orange tracks!

Stay safe, lady...and thanks so much for coming by!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! hope you have a happy Halloween!

HermitJim said...

Hey ER...
Well, thank you, Lady! I hope your Halloween is safe as well! Do yoy get many trick or treaters out where you live?

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!

SciFiChick said...

That has to be one of the funniest pumpkin pictures I have ever seen! Thanks for the laughs..... And Happy Halloween to everyone!

HermitJim said...

Hey SciFiChick...
Glad you liked it, my friend! Happy Halloween!

Thank you for the visit today!

Kyddryn said...

Gee, Mister Hermit, sir - Drunken Pumpkins sounds like a terrific punk band name...

We're carving pumpkins and roasting seeds here - I'll send you a pic or two once I've loaded them on the machine. Bread's been baking all morning, the house smells lovely, and friends are on their way over to eat, drum, and be merry. No worries, though - we're none of us much for the drink. Eight of us and maybe we'll finish one bottle of wine.

The pumpkins, though...you have to watch out for those things, they're wily...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (insert best witchy cackle here)

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
There are a number of band names that could come out of this picture and part of my post!

Sounds like your crowd is all set for a good night! I.m looking forward to the pictures !

Don't worry...I'll keep the eyes open for the Wily Pumpkins!

Thanks for coming by...and tell everyone "Hello" from the Hermit!

edifice rex said...

Hey! as far as trick or treaters, no way. you can't see my house from the road and no one would dare drive down my road! too bad, it's really a cool drive (or walk) in the moonlight!

Angelena said...

Drunkin and Pumpkin just don't mix eh?? Great picture. Levi made out very good on his trick or treating. 2 big dishpans full. We have an old fashioned Halloween the night before complete with trick or treating, cookout and haunted houses and haunted trails. Such fun- many memories. Good times!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I used the same imagine with the same message.... LOL

Great minds think alike...

AV

HermitJim said...

Hey ER...
At least it saves on the candy bill, right? It's a shame that folks don't want to go down a nice country lane under the light of the moon...good place for an ambush by "Monsters"!

Thanks again for coming by again...



Hey Angelena...
That's what it's all about! Kids and memories and good,safe times!

Slowly disappearing like all the other great things of the past!

Glad the young ones had a good time!

Thanks for the visit!


Hey AV...
Guess that's right, my friend!Think we got the message across?

I appreciate the visit!

theotherryan said...

This year we sat on the stoop and handed out candy to the little ones while I had a big mug of cocoa with about 2 ounces of Jack in it. I thought about getting a case of beer to give to the parents but that would have required going to another store which would have been a pain.

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