Friday, October 08, 2010

friday five: fall word association

At RevGals Singing owl writes: Hello everyone! The Canada geese are excited, forming up and practicing, encouraging each other with honking, the Wisconsin fall color is at peak where I am ...  I know, fall is one way on this side of the world and different in other places, but please bear with me as I post words that say FALL--at least where I am.

Give us the the first word that comes to mind (you know how that works, right?) and then add a little something about why, or how or what.

1. Pumpkins patches. I grew up in Connecticut, where pumpkin patches were often clustered at Cider Mills. It was a one-stop shopping event. If memory serves we'd choose a large pumpkin for the family to carve, and I always begged to have a smaller one. You know, they were so cute!

2. Campfire S'mores! Several years ago the parish I was serving as interim had a fall hayride, followed by a cookout over the fire. Hot dogs, of course, followed by s'mores! It was great fun, and I regret that I was only there for one autumn to enjoy that tradition.

3. Apples Cider Mills (see above). And apple pie. My Mom and my Other Mother were a great pie team. Anna made the crust, Mom made the filling. I watched and waited for the results.

4. Color Fall in New England. It's been six years since I've been there in the fall, but it was a glorious one. There really is no better color anywhere. 

5. Halloween Making costumes. I think one of the most fun years was when a friend and my younger brother and I were "the Spirit of '76."  We weren't entirely accurate with our costumes: no drums or piccolo, and at least one of us carried an unloaded bb-gun. It was one of our more imaginative efforts, though


Mompriest said...

I remember freezing as we trick or treated, and trying hard to dress warm without ruining my costume. But oh, I wanted that candy....LOL love that annual parish fall event, such a good idea!

The Bug said...

Love these answers - looking into your fall memories with you. You know, even in NC it could be chilly on Halloween - so we tried to pick costumes that were warm.

Purple said...

Seeing the colors in New England is on my must see and do list.

Sandy said...

I have always wanted to visit a cider mill!

Jan said...

Your family efforts in baking sound wonderful. NE falls are the most beautiful; I am grateful that I lived for a few years in RI and NJ.

angela said...

I would love a hayride and bonfire too! Our church is so small that I don't dare suggest one more thing. But I don't remember ever having s'mores.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh i suppose there's nothing "more authentic" than autumn in new england... *sigh*

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

yay for the little pumpkins!
and apple pies !
looking forward to those as this weekend is our Thxgiving :))
great picture of Fall you've painted ~ THX !

SingingOwl said...

Fun answers! Pumpkins and apples and cider and s'mores...yay


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