Happy Halloween

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that Halloween is tomorrow. The decorations and the candy have been in all the stores since Labor day. At least that is the earliest I can remember seeing them. So where did Tick or Treat start?

check out http://www.foodtimeline.org/halloween.html#trick   there is lots of info there about what occured and did not when it vomes to Halloween.I found it fascinating.

We all have our own favorites over the years.  Did you know that perrenial favorite, Candy Corn was introduced to the mass market in 1898 by the  Gorlitz confectionary company,the company that later made    Jelly Belly jelly beans. Did you know that nearly 9 Billion kernels are sold yearly! Talk about sugar rush.

I’m sure we all have our own favorites growing up.  I love chocolate but my favorite Halloween treat was when we went to neighborhood grocery store. This was not a 7-11 9r a Walgreen or anything like that. It was a grocery store run by neighbors who lived down the street from us.  The mother of the man who owned the store would make these amazing candy taffy apples and wrap them in wax paper. .  If you were a neighborhood kid and she knew you then you got one.   Now if this happened they would rush the tray to the hospital to be x-rayed before she would be allowed to pass them out.

What is your favorite HALLOWEEN candy?  Halloween memory?




Avon calling…

Today I held an Avon Open House at the clubhouse here in the complex where we live.  Yes, in addition to writing I am also an Avon Lady.   I enjoy it immensely. I don’t have a big business, I don’t want a big business. Writing has always been and will always be my first love.

Since it is  a little less than two months to Christmas, I did Christmas before Halloween. Why not? All the stores are doing it,

It was primarily people from in the complex and a few friends. I showed a little of what Avon is bringing out for Christmas.  I also had several gift sets they could purchase if they wish and not wait for an order to come in. And I had food. It was  a win win situation. Good friends, food, and a product you believe in. Plus I got to talk a bit about writing. Can’t get a much better afternoon than that.

I will be presented one or two item each campaign here on my blog.  Watch out for it.

As I was talking to friends today it hit me. Selling Avon is a lot like promoting my book. Talk about an aha moment

If you are interested in purchasing Avon  or even selling Avon check out my online store.




You don’t have to live near me to order from my store,  there is shipping


Never To Old Try Something New

I have some Plums sitting in my fridge. I don’t want them to go bad so U may try and make Jam with them. This is something new to me. I’ve never tried this before. The closest I get is making my own cranberry sauce during the holidays.
I was axtually inspired by the person who gave me the proof. She is a friend of mine who has been through a rough patch but now that she is on the other side she is learning to do things she never thought she could, or would do. She is older than me by quite a few years and is a terrific role model. If she can still learn and try new things so can I. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Mona Lisa Hook

	Mrs. Margaret Migillicudy, retired principal of Oakbrook high school, 
scourge of more than one generation of teenagers, had died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 99. 
I rolled the casket into place, locked the wheels and straightened the rosary wound around her hands. 
I stepped back for a last look. The body was ready to receive visitors.
My name is Mona DaVinci and trust me I’ve heard all the jokes. 
My nickname in high school was Mona Lisa. I own Da Vinci Funeral Home and Mortuary.