“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”

― Bess Streeter Aldrich (b. February 17, 1881 – d. August 3, 1954)


“Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses.  In the sky the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds.  The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind.  It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.”

~ Eleanor Estes, American children’s author (b. May 9, 1906 – d. July 15, 1988)


“September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.”

~ Lea Malot, French author & poet