Three Greek goddesses emerged from our house last night.
Thalia is Artemis, goddess of the hunt, with her bow, her quiver of arrows, and her deer. AnnaBeth is Demeter, with Spring hovering around her in the form of flowers, carrying her daughter Persephone.
Not pictured: Athena, bearing her sheild and her owl. I need to ask Athena's mom if her picture can be on here.
They were thrilled that someone actually identified Thalia as Diana, and forgave her the use of the Roman name.
They followed the old south St. Louis tradition of telling a joke or providing another entertainment at every house, This year they chose to perform a song. They piggybacked the camp song Black Socks (Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get. Sometimes I think I should wash them but something inside me keeps saying not yet.)
They're always so scary.
The longer you hold them the madder they get.
I think I should drop them,
but something inside me keeps saying "not yet".
And the alternate version:
They never get dirty.
The longer you keep them the stronger they smell.
I think I should toss them,
But something inside me keeps saying, "Oh well."
(I sorta though that last part should be "oh hell", but that was a bit much for a bunch of kids.)
People responded well to having Halloween carolers appear at their doors, and dumped gobs of candy into their bags: