Greetings Readers,

KAlesnar.jpgGreetings Readers,
There’s some big things coming up this week! Halloween is Friday the 31st, the Elections are Tuesday, Nov. 4. Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour Sunday, Nov. 2. In this issue of the Shopping News, we have our Elections section with a sample ballot (also available online at, and details on the candidates, measures and amendments. Plus, Thanksgiving Ideas!

Little ghosts and goblins,
movie stars and queens,
princesses and ballerinas,
not yet in their teens,
Knocking on our door
holding out their buckets—
it’s the annual door to door,
“Give me candy” junket!
Now some folks think it’s frivolous,
some don’t like to spend the cash.
Turning on the porch light
for them seems very rash.
As for me, I like the characters
trooping to my door.
And every year I tell them,
“Next year, come back once more.”
Those toddlers in tiaras,
and pint-sized supermen,
always make me smile,
and recall the day back when...
A little child could trek around,
and get candy by the sack,
just for knocking on a door,
then shyly hanging back.
In memory of that happiness,
and well-remembered pleasure,
I try to give to “trick or treaters”
memories they can treasure.
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