“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