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Halloween Party with Cider and Donuts

Unlike unfriendly encounters selling door to door, Halloween is a magical time for kids Growin’ Up in Maine to get free candy. Social events at church back in the 1950’s are especially memorable like going to a Halloween party with

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Derby Hill Halloween Haunted House

For several days leading up to Halloween in the early 1960’s in my hometown or Derby, Maine, several friends and I worked diligently to convert an upstairs barn loft into a Halloween Haunted House. The Kinney home was the first

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Happy Halloween and Christmas

How times have changed! Who would have thought 50 years ago that one day we’d practically be saying “Happy Halloween and Christmas” in the same breath in October? The illustration here is the 2010 Toys-R-Us Great Big Christmas Book which

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