Right: Patsy (Morrison) Reckart
The Halloween Party at School
Everyone was excited, just waiting to see who won. I couldn't hardly stand still I was so exited. Just then the judges stood up and announced the winners. Everyone was clapping, then the announced the winner of the ugliest and that was me! I wish I could remember what the prizes were but I can't.
After the Halloween Party
Right and below, center: Marguerite (Sweeney) Moran
Left: teachers John Brown, Edith Mayes and Marmell Brown
Goodbye to Marguerite Moran
I didn't have far to go home as our house stood right behind the church, Grandma was on the porch watching for the hearse to come and take her away.
Sometimes when I would go home from school I would walk down through her yard, but after that I couldn't make myself go that way. I just kept thinking she just went to visit someone and she would be back. Many, many years later my mom bought the Moran property and when I would go there it always seemed like to me that Marguerite was somewhere in the shadows.
I have always enjoyed Halloween, I think maybe because of that time of the year. It is always so beautiful with the trees putting on a style show with all their beautiful colors. I love walking in the woods and smelling the woodsy smell and feeling the leaves crunching under my feet.
The mornings are getting chilly and all over Orlando you can see the smoke curling up to the sky. You dread to think what will be coming soon. Fall is also football season and what better place to be than in West Virginia rooting for the Mountaineers.
A West Virginia country road photographed by Sinha Punit