The weather could put a little scare into Halloween this year. So far, weather forecasts are calling for some chance of rain Halloween night. Seems to me most Halloweens were kinda wet and chilly when I was a child.

The weather could put a little scare into Halloween this year. So far, weather forecasts are calling for some chance of rain Halloween night. Seems to me most Halloweens were kinda wet and chilly when I was a child.


Personally, I am hoping the rain holds off. Goodness knows there was plenty of it this weekend. Though the rain was nice, my niece and my dog both seemed to tire of it quickly. You never really know you live in a small abode until you are locked in it with a 5-year-old child and an 8-year-old schnauzer.


They burned rubber up and down the hallway with a small red wagon I got for park trips. When that ceased to be fun for both of them (long after it stopped being fun for me), they decided to take turns climbing up and down from my bed. Before the rain had gone away, they had both settled into the bed and were curled up watching Disney Jr.’s Halloween bash.


I asked my niece if she would go trick-or-treating in the rain, and she took a minute to think about it. Then she leaned her head in and looked very studiously into my eyes and said, "I think I will let you go for me."


Since that didn’t seem like such a great idea to me, I said, "I don’t think I want to go, and I don’t need the candy." To which she replied, "You can give the candy to me."


Luckily, Saturday’s rain did not stop the trick-or-treat event at Sherman’s Public Library. Stormy and many other children made their way around the Hope Waller room knocking on the doors of cardboard houses. I am sure I was not the only adult pleased to find that not all of the treats handed out where sugar laden. Some were small toys like whistles, stamps and stickers.


One treat in particular caught Stormy’s eye and imagination. It was a small articulated blue plastic snake. One might think a little girl would be afraid of such a thing or at least not fascinated by it. Stormy loved. She named it, and before the evening was over, I was charged with finding it a bed and babysitting. I am sure it slept in my bed Saturday night.


By Sunday morning, she had decided it needed to live with me. The snake was cute, but I didn’t want to keep up with it so it managed to find its way into her trick-or-treat bucket before she went home.


Happy birthday Tuesday to Kailey Hamilton, Herb Trout and Cleveland DeHorney, all of Denison; Ron Uselton, Owen Gilbert, Doris Paris, Felicia Sommers Collins and Montrel Sommers, all of Sherman; Susan Wise of Bonham; Christine Birdsall of Gordonville; Tommy Jack Kelsey of Colbert, Okla.; Carol Hinton of Raytown, Mo.; and Frank Haley of Tom Bean.