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Sunday, October 6, 2019 
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As the witching hour approaches, everyone must realize that there are only 25 more days until "All hallows".  But wait, we just got boo-ed so someone is starting early.  Well, it normally does start just after the 1st.

What?  You don't know what I'm talking about?  Are you really that new to the neighborhood?  To be boo'd means that someone has secretly placed a bucket of goodies on your front door step with explicit instructions telling you how to keep the tradition going.  Basically, you make two copies of the sheets of paper, go out and buy two more buckets of goodies and after placing the instruction sheets in the buckets (along with the new goodies), you sneek up to some else's door (who hasn't been boo'd yet) and place one of the buckets on their front porch.  Don't forget to place one of the instruction sheets on your front door (the one that says "we've been boo-d".  That lets the rest of the neighbors know not to give you a second bucket of goodies . . . oooh let me think about that for a minute.

If you think about it, we have 74 houses on our four streets so the first night the originator passes out 2 buckets, the next night those two victims pass out 4 more buckets, then the third night, those four pass out 8 more buckets.

It really doesn't take but (let's see. . . 2 - 4 - 8 - 16 - 32 - 64 = 126 houses in just 6 nights.  More than enough.)  But that means that everyone that gets "boo-d" has to go out the next day and buy two buckets of goodies (candy, wine, spiders, masks, or whatever so they'll be ready the following night).   [I guess you could go out and buy them early.]  So if you don't get boo-d early in the rotation, you also may have to drive around looking for houses that haven't been boo-d yet [by the absence of the orange "we've been boo-d" on their front door.]

This started as a means to make sure everyone got their fill of Halloween goodies and now it has taken on a much bigger meaning.


October 6, 2019

They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! is a 1966 novelty record written and performed by Jerry Samuels (billed as Napoleon XIV), and released on Warner Bros Records. The song became an instant success in the United States, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 popular music singles chart on August 13, number 1 on the Cash Box Top 100 charts, number 2 in Canada, and reaching No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.


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