Peeps.Not Just at Easter Anymore

The little yellow marshmallow chicks wrapped in cellophane showed up in 1953. They used to appear on store shelves at Easter time. Now you can get them year round in other holiday shapes. Information on the history and detailed categories such as “alleged indestructibility“ and Peeps “Recipes” at Wikipedia. There are contests and ingredients listed at that link, too. Yes, people microwave Peeps. That’s a lot of food color, isn’t it? Perhaps you ate them as a child but wouldn’t think of biting off a head of one now.

Here’s the question. Would you eat one? And if you did, would you want the Peep stale or fresh?

There are “Peeps haters” in the world-Julie Bosman wrote in a 2012 article in the New York Times. She states that Peeps are “polarizing”

Something about Peeps must intrigue me as here are two previous blog posts about them

Spiderman and Tribute to a Marine on the Same Telephone Pole

Spiderman and a tribute to a Marine on the same telephone pole in Oakdale PA.

The town has decorated for Halloween and Veterans Day.

Oakdale Pennsylvania is Ready for Halloween and Veterans Day

Halloween in Ohio

This morning it started at Halloween Storytime at the Clintonville Whetstone Library.

Charlie wore his astronaut costume and after the songs and stories the kids got treats from different stations in the library. The first was at the RETURNS slots. Stick you hand in and get a treat!   I thought that was so creative.  Then you had to know where to find the Shark books.  There was a shark passing out festive Snoopy and Great Pumpkin pencils.  There were so many cute and creative costumes but I try to not photograph children I don’t know so it looks like Charlie was on his own which was not the case.

 

 

 

Later Charlie wore a BumbleBee Transformer costume his Dad created from cardboard and duct tape. It was a lot of hard work but came out great.   It was fully operational and folded so Charlie could transform from a car to a Bot.  The neighbors had a mask Charlie could borrow.  Laura passed out the treats.  Their neighbors dog, Hudson sported a HOT DOG costume.

 

At 6:30 I got in the car for the 15 mile drive to Mark and Erika’s to photograph my four grandkids. It was dark and rainy by the time I arrived.  Michael was inside the house taking a break….scary mask.  And then I found Maura the unicorn her friend, a deer and and tried to capture them Trick or Treating.  No flash to be had.  Anna was at swimming practice and didn’t get home until after 8.  Jack was a soldier and all the kids gave me their Almond Joys cause they aren’t keen on them and they know I like them!

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Pumpkin Season- Guest Blog

This afternoon my daughter Laura sent me some photos of their family outing to Franklin Park Conservatory. It looked like so much fun, I wish I’d been there too. Seeing the photos of Charlie enjoying the Pumpkin House made me smile. Thanks Laura.

Halloween Sign on Highland Avenue

You can’t see the large spider and weblike barrier to the darkened house. Carloads of kids are brought along this avenue. I can only imagine how they stockpile treats.

The spooky wild Halloween house on the corner of Jackson was in full swing again this year. Eerie sounds and flashing strobe lights. Skeletons climbing trees.

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Park Hollow House on Halloween

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Everyone going to get a treat.

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They really go all out.  Dry ice machine. Strobe lights. Music and scary sounds.  There are friends and neighbors dressed up amidst the mannequins.  Some of the children stay on the sidewalk and watch and don’t go near the entrance.

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