Halloween is Tom's FAVORITE holiday!

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Halloween is Tom's FAVORITE holiday!  Tom is my husband of 40+ years.  He loves Halloween better than any other holiday!  When our daughters were little, he would build a huge haunted house on our patio.  It would take him days to set it all up.  I don't know who enjoyed it more, Tom or our two daughters and the neighborhood children

Our daughters are all grown up now and the haunted house is a fun memory of the past but Halloween is still Tom's favorite holiday.  This year, every night for the last couple of weeks when I got home, I would see a new decoration in the front yard.  The trees are all strung with orange twinkle lights.  There are two large ghosts hanging out and a large bat - all in anticipation of sitting outside this evening to hand out treats and thoroughly enjoy the neighborhood children as they make their way up and down the streets.  There will even be some grown up friends who will trick or treat for beer.  LOL

And yesterday Tom got to have quite a bit of fun.  Tom works for a large international company that has facilities here in Tucson.  They had a pumpkin carving contest with nice gift cards for the winners - and he won first place!  My guess is he will use the gift cards to buy more Halloween stuff to use for next year because Halloween is Tom's FAVORITE holiday!


 Halloween Pumpkin

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Jane Penttinen, Sr. Loan Officer
NMLS #222178
Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC

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Comments (9)

Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Jane ~ That's excellent that Tom won first place since he's so into it (and I guess that's why he won first place!).  It's always been one of my favorite holidays too.  Happy halloween!


Oct 31, 2009 02:36 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I love hearing the ole stories and Halloween used to be one of my favorites but no one does Halloween here anymore. People are scared and I think it is mostly unjustified. 

Oct 31, 2009 03:33 AM
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

This "Tom" agrees with your Tom!  I love Halloween in our neighborhood.  It is an event that really brings together all the neighbors, even those with children.  AND, I get to eat the leftovers too!  Yeah.

Oct 31, 2009 04:53 AM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Elizabeth - just got home from my weekly Weight Watchers meeting and there is more stuff in the yard!

Charles - I'm just happy that we live in a neighborhood where kids of all ages still come out to play.

Tom - The leftovers are always fun, aren't they?!

Oct 31, 2009 06:12 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Jane - Congrats to your hubby and what a sweet story!  I love Halloween too.  I miss dressing up. 


Oct 31, 2009 08:03 AM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Debra - you can still dress up!  We do almost every year - especially Tom.  He's getting his costume ready right now - almost like a kid at Christmas! LOL

Oct 31, 2009 09:04 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I used to but not anymore....What is he dressing up as?

Oct 31, 2009 12:32 PM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

That's a great 1st place pumpkin! We don't ever have any treaters, but last year at my brothers in Oro Valley, we had the best time sitting outside giving out candy and seeing all the kids in costumes with their parent come by.

Nov 01, 2009 01:42 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Jane, It sounds like Tom knows how to live it up for Halloween!  My daughters both went to parties last night at houses that the families go all out for Halloween. They had a great time!

Nov 01, 2009 06:51 AM