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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Halloween... South African style!

We live in a fairly tight knit community and one thing that we do several times a year...is get together with our neighbors.Usually for a theme party, Christmas, Mongolian stir fry, Valentines' and Halloween! Now besides wearing masks,they knew nothing about Halloween.So last year...we all got together at the neighbor's house for a dinner...and everyone brought something to share. They had never seen a scarecrow...I stuffed one up...and had to put a Texas cowboy hat on him of course. The kids had a good time with the scarecrow...and everyone took turns getting their photo taken with him!I know pretty silly...but it was fun.They do not trick or treat here.It could be because of crime or just its not an African tradition. Its a shame as I think it would be fun.But it was fun having a party with the neighbors. I am excited as I am flying back for a little visit and I will be home for Halloween and Thanksgiving! How lucky am I?I am going to be giving out candy in Clarksville,Tennessee in a traditional Xhosa African costume! Can't wait...as it is being made right now for me. Will have to get photos of that for sure. I am so getting excited about coming back to the states for a visit!!!! Just over two weeks to go....need to get sewing. I just finished a very simple full sized navy /white quilt flimsy, and a scrappy bright twin sized...piece of cake flimsy.Will be bringing home to store until we return for good. Will post pics of those later....when I get them saved to CD at photo shop....still no cord for this nikon...WHERE CAN IT BE??????

5 comments:

Libby said...

What a delight to share your holiday traditions with your friends and neighbors. I can only imagine your excitement at being home for the upcoming holidays . . . I know I would be beside myself with anticipation *s*

Tanya said...

No trick or treating in Japan either though the stores are filled with Halloween items these days. (Marketing always finds something to sell!) I try to do some crafty thing in my English classes. Have to start thinking!

The Jen said...

Can't wait to see your traditional Xhosa costume! I bet you'll be the only one in Tennessee wearing one. :)

~jen~

Finn said...

Hi Colleen, what a great idea for a party! And more fun to be able to make new traditions. Once home you can enjoy the other aspect of Halloween...candy lust! I look forward to seeing you in native costume.
I read down far enough to catch up, and wondered, may I use your blue and white baby quilt on the Orphan Train blog? If it's ok with you, I know how to "use" the pictue and your comment, so no need to send anything...just a yes or now. And of course, it will link back to your blog *VBS*
Glad to hear more Navy and white is getting used up. Hugs, Finn

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog through another! How nice to share some of your traditions with others. Looks like the Halloween party was a hit, and looks like the scarecrow had a great time!