Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Parade Mechanicsburg, PA

William Shakespeare, forgive me …

WITCH 1. Thrice the brindled cat hath mew'd.(Our cat, Stardust, is a tortoiseshell cat or ‘brindled’ cat, and most talkative.)

WITCH 2. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.(NO hedgepigs in the New World, but Pennsylvania has plenty of groundhogs. If, as Mr. Obama claims, we are bitter why shouldn’t our groundhogs whine.)

WITCH 3. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!(On average 20,000 raptors migrate down the Cumberland Valley each Fall. This works for me.)

In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of CAREGIVER, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of AUTISM,
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful care,

Cognition and abilities
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse
Scale of dragon; dark small town street;
Cloud fingers strangle the moon
Boil to 74 degrees on an October eve
(click to join US for 1 min 30 sec)
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

In throw — laughter, family and friends,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Mechanicsburg’s Halloween Parade.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer


  1. how cute! I don't think I've ever lived anywhere where they had a Halloween parade; but it is cute! I bet it was a good time and I loved how you wrote this; very talented you are!

    (okay the thing I signed up for to get notices of when you post is not working or I'm computer challenged with it; I'll have to go to plan B when I figure out plan B)

    off to catch up on your other entries


  2. Ha ha ha.....let me inherit about $500 a pop for the World Series Tickets!!! I would *SO* love to go to one of the games!!!!


  3. The faces of everyone say more than words. Looks like Halloween will be a hit this year.


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