H'ween Moon, why we trick or treat, freezing Brussel spouts,

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

fairy lights at night

Out I went into the meadow,
Where the moon was shining brightly,
And the oak-tree’s lengthening shadows
On the sloping sward did lean;
For I longed to see the goblins,
And the dainty-footed fairies,
And the gnomes, who dwell in caverns,
But come forth on Halloween
.

–Arthur Peterson (1851–1932)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
304th day of the year


Eddie Kaye Thomas (actor) was born on this day in 1980.
River Phoenix (actor) died on this day in 1993.



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