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Caramel Apples

October 17th, 2007

It’s October. The air is crisp, bright, chilled with a slight acidic after taste. I am pulling on sweaters and jeans. The afternoons are quickly deepening into night and the big ole yellow moon has started showing off. It’s time for some caramel apples.

We made these every Halloween of my childhood.

A huge batch of caramel apples and we also made home made popcorn balls for all the neighborhood trick-or-treaters…

Except that we lived out in the country…

Our neighbors were far flung…

And darn few trick-or-treaters ever stopped by.

No matter..

We did what we had to do.

We ate those caramel apples and popcorn balls all by ourselves.

Watching a “scary movie” on network television with my mom and sister.

The caramel yanking at the fillings in our teeth.

Popcorn sticking in our gums.

Our bellies filling up with sugar, and corn, and apples.

Faces and hands, sticky and sweet.

Falling asleep under a harvest moon…
Dreams of witches and goblins and ghosts.

Delicious! Shiver! Scary! Yum.