Friday, October 18, 2013

Another short one....

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you have some week-end plans that are fun for you!

I'm trying for another short post today.  It is about stories or poems to read around Halloween.

Have you read any of these books?  Strangely enough, they didn't seem to be very popular with third graders many of the years I taught.  When I was a child, I wasn't fond of reading those scary stories, either.:-)

I DID like Halloween, though.  I want to share this short poem by Nina Willis Walter from the book in the above picture, "A Pumpkin Full of Poems."

"On Halloween "
 The witches fly
Across the sky.
The owls go "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And the green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

I am happy to report that my finger is improving some, though it is still awkward to type due to the location of the stitches.  I am reading your blogs, though not commenting on all of them.  I will be around with that as soon as the stitches are removed.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate  your comments.


  1. Glad your finger is improving some. I loved reading scary stories when I was younger. My favorite was The Legend of Sleepy Hollow :)

  2. I have never been fond of scary stories, and we didn't buy any for our children for that reason. It seems that the "normal" fairy tales, which are considered classics, have enough fright in them to satisfy our tastes for that sort of thing! Happy to hear about the improvement in your finger, and wishing you a wonderful day!

  3. Hi Nellie , so glad to hear your finger is improving , let it heal sweetie , a short post is all we need to know you are on the mend . Have a wonderful weekend . Scary stories my kids love , especially the one 'The legend of Sleepy Hollow , thanks for sharing :)

  4. I remember reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

    I'm glad that you are noticing some improvement in your finger. Keep up reading those scary stories and resting that hand.

    Happy weekend, Hugs.

  5. I always enjoy your book posts. I am also very glad your finger is doing so much better.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  6. I always enjoy your book posts too. It's so exciting to see Josie loving reading. Bedtime stories are my favorite time of the day.

  7. I love kid books of Halloween...I don't do scary or creapy things. I never watch scary shows either, cause know why...I am a big scaredy cat. I just always like the wonderful drawings in kids books. Hope you keep improving. xoxo,Susie

  8. Hoping that finger continues to improve!!!

  9. I am glad your finger is improving Nellie. Take good care of yourself!

  10. I hope your finger's feeling better! I did that when I was a kid, but I escaped having to get stitches. I hope you heal quickly and smoothly. ♥

  11. Don't remember reading any of those books.
    Glad your finger is getting better.

  12. I must confess Nellie, I'm not much of a fan of Halloween. I do remember reading some scary stories to my kids when they were little but as I remember they weren't big fans either.

    So glad to hear your finger is on the mend but, don't push it...

    Stay well Nellie and thanks for sharing...

  13. I haven't read any of them and I wish I had. I can identify with most you put here for us, but these escape me.

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