|In the Catskill Mountains/Hudson Valley of New York|
1. Do you give out candy on Halloween to neighborhood kids? Did you ever.. have you always? I have not given
out Halloween candy since covid. I live where not many kids come to trick or treat, so I just kind of never started back up giving candy. I always did give out candy before covid though.
2. We must dress up as this Halloween.. Yes, you have to ! What will your costume be this year? Maybe a black cat or an angel. Nothing scary. Last year at the preschool I dressed up as The Cat in the Hat, but I got so hot (menopause) and this year we have to walk around outside, so I am just going to dress up in a Halloween t-shirt and wear some cat ears or wolf (school mascot) ears. I haven't decided yet. I am leaning toward the cat ears.
3. Have you ever carved pumpkins? Have you visited the gorgeous Hudson Valley in New York state? We carve a pumpkin every year in my pre-k class. We open it and I let the kids play with the pumpkin insides and then I carve it a face for our Halloween party.
4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving takes place in Sleepy Hollow a town known today as Tarrytown, NY. a lovely town in the Hudson Valley not far from the Catskill Mountains, site of Rip Van Winkle. The Hudson Valley is considered one of the most beautiful places in America. The Hudson separates NY from New Jersey Do you know the Legend of Sleepy Hollow? How about Rip Van Winkle? Do you believe either could be based on true stories as some believe? Why/ why not? I am familiar with both stories, but I actually did not know anyone believed they were based on true events. I am not from that location, so I always assumed it was complete fiction.