Happy Halloween From The Chicago Files!!

Ah, Halloween.  One of my favorite holidays of the year! I had so much fun as a kid partaking in the annual trick or treating events! As I have always LOVED candy, my street was my, ‘mecca’ on Halloween.

There was such a vibrant and exciting thrill (and chill!) in the air on Halloween night.  Costume and pillowcase (for maximum treat gathering!) at the ready, I’d be out the door in a flash!

Once maximum candy capacity was reached, I would haul my pillowcase with its treasure trove of treats back home, all the while tempted to stop by a few more houses just, ‘in case’ they had something amazing to give to trick or treaters.  You know, perhaps a bag of chips, a full-sized (eek!) chocolate bar, that sort of thing.

Once my tired little self was safely back home, the pillowcase would be turned upside down, candy contents spilling out and flying in every possible direction.  At this point the REAL work began; sorting the evening’s triumph!

My, ‘methodology’, as it were, went something like this:  don’t like it, sort of like it, sometimes like it, and the top-tier, “Wow, where has this candy been, and which house gave it to me because I LOVE it!”

You know, I could never understand how some kids managed to keep the majority of their candy bounty until after Christmas.  Christmas? I could barely keep it, ‘in stock’ for over a week!

In case you are wondering, my sweet tooth continues to this day.  Oh, and Mum (she reads all of my posts, bless her); thank you for your diligence arranging dentist appointments for your truly. My teeth (and great condition thereof) thank you!

Now, about that candy you don’t like……………………… 🙂

  32 comments for “Happy Halloween From The Chicago Files!!

  1. October 31, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Wishing you a Happy Halloween Cher.. ❤

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    • October 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Thank you so much, my dear! Happy Halloween!! Cher xo ❤

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  2. October 31, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Have a fun day Cher. 🎃☠️👻💀

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    • October 31, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Ah, thank you so much, John! Cher xo

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  3. October 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I’ll be screaming this evening as the children run off with all my chocolate!
    Happy Halloween, Cher 🎃

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    • October 31, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Hahahahaha Oh my dear Hugh, you literally made me laugh out loud!! Happy Halloween to you as well! Thank you! By the way, I LOVE that pumpkin picture! I’ve not seen anything over here like it! Cher xo

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      • October 31, 2017 at 11:06 am

        It flashes, as well, Cher. We tried growing pumpkins, but they didn’t turn out very big, so the one in that picture was shop bought. It’ll be sat in my window shortly, as it’s already getting dark here and I can hear the faint sound of ‘trick or treat’ and the screech of the cemetery gates in the distance. 🎃👻

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      • October 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

        Oh does it, Hugh? They are difficult to grow, or so I’ve heard. It’s sunny here at the moment and just a bit past 11:00 a.m. Hahaha Ooooh that sounds very spooky and fun!!!! Hang onto a wee bit of chocolate, Hugh!! Cher xo

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  4. October 31, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Happy Halloween! 🕷🎃

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  5. October 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    A wonderful photo. It is there so beautiful. I love this environment. I did not know high buildings are so beautiful. Especially when the lights are on and the buildings are near water. I love this view.

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    • October 31, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, Annie! Oh yes, especially when the lights are on and the buildings are near water! It’s really pretty, isn’t it? Cher xo

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  6. October 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Happy Halloween, Cher!!

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    • November 1, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Thank you, Erika! I hope you had a great Halloween! Cher xo

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      • November 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        I quiet one… lol! You know it is not a tradition over here. But I enjoyed our little Halloween atmosphere anyway!

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      • November 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        Oh I didn’t know that, Erika! Cher xo

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      • November 2, 2017 at 1:50 am

        It may be in Great Britain but what happens over here is inspired by the US. We have a holiday on November 1 to remember all the deceased. It is actually coming from the same source. But since it is more a sad holiday many are not amused by partying the night before. So, still a long way to go for Halloween here…

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      • November 2, 2017 at 7:27 am

        Ah, I see. I can completely understand how many would not be amused by partying the night before. Yes, it sure sounds like Halloween isn’t on the books for quite some time there, Erika. Cher xo

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      • November 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        It has more impacted the younger generation but it is not comparable with the passion that is felt about it in North America. That’s why I always enjoy being there around that time!

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      • November 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Oh yes, it is huge here, isn’t it? Cher xo

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  7. October 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    You’re so cute, Cher! I hope you got your candy fix today 🙂 Happy Halloween!

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    • November 1, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Hahahaha, Thank you, Christy! Well, I think I might continue ‘the fix’ for the week! 😉 Cher xo

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      • November 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        Haha you made me giggle 😉

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      • November 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

        *biggest grin* Well it’s Wednesday, and so far my week is filled with candy opportunities (in whatever manner they happen to occur); for example, cupboards, CVS Pharmacy, someone’s desk! Cher xo

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  8. Lana
    November 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

    As a Christian I don’t celebrate Halloween (it has a gruesome sacrificial history which has not stayed in the past unfortunately) however I like your picture 🙂

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    • November 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Oh Lana, I do hope I didn’t offend you with my post! If I did I apologize profusely! Cher xo

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