That Year My Parents Forgot About Halloween

Distorted Halloween

I’m pretty sure it was fourth grade so that would mark it as 1979. My younger brother and I came home from school to a locked up house and no sign of our parents. That was not unusual. We didn’t have a key, so we used our array of tricks to gain access to the […]

All My Halloween Things

My brain needs a break so here are some Halloween celebratory things happening in my life. First, the inflatables. Over the years, I have acquired a green Christmas tree, a very large owl (named Xavier) and a skeleton unicorn (named Calliope) For Halloween, I have Xavier and Calliope up. I’m not a monster – the […]

This is One Strange Looking Cat in Our Backyard

I’m an unboxer! I earned enough Amazon gift cards doing survey (OMG so much work) to be able to get this inflatable that I coveted since last year. We tried it out yesterday and there’s literally only one space in the yard where it fits, at 11-feet-tall. We have an inflatable owl and a Christmas […]

Our Samhain Blessing from Jennie Jane – She Returns Two Years After Her TNVR

Jennie Jane

We have had a #Samhain miracle, a visit from a cat-sith or cait sidhe (Well, sort of.)  On Samhaine (All Hallow’s E’ve) “a saucer of milk was set out on the steps for them, for they would pass blessings on those houses for the gifts.  If you failed to place out the offering, they would curse your […]

We are Donating Our Halloween Trick-or-Treat Candy to Local LGBTQIA Youth

Where to Donate Halloween Candy in Pittsburgh

We love Trick-or-Treat. We have a cute set of bowls plus a teal pumpkin. We order our candy several weeks ahead of time, including the pieces we will inevitably eat ourselves. If the weather is nice, we sit on our stoop. Otherwise, I sit on the sofa watching out for Trick-or-Treaters and we take turns […]

Kids in Blackface Controversy in Armstrong County

White silence

Content Note: racism, racial justice, white complicity   Around Halloween, two 12-year-old girls allegedly decided to dress up in blackface for Halloween. They were spotted and photographed at a local Dunkin Donuts. The ensuing thread on Facebook, seemingly including the girls’ family members, is filled with threats and more racism and also resistance. While I […]

Tickets Available for iCandy Pgh Dead Celebrity Halloween Boos Cruise on Sat, Oct 26

The ladies of iCandy have organized another fantabulous Halloween themed cruise party on Saturday October 26. The Dead Celebrity Halloween Boos Cruise boards in the Strip District at 8 PM and promised a fun-filled evening of queer fun, music, and costumery. Prizes will be awarded. There’s a cash bar. You can bring your own snacks. […]

Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1858 – Pittsburgh Daily Post

Pittsburgh Halloween History 1858

Very interesting account from 1858 about the Halloween traditions from the times of Robert Burns (1759-1796) Mon, Nov 1, 1858 – Page 3 · Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1890 – The Pittsburgh Press

Pittsburgh Halloween History

Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Harrisburg Halloween History 1889 – Harrisburg Daily Independent

Harrisburg Halloween 1889

Thu, Oct 31, 1889 – Page 1 · Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com