A post by a FB friend regarding the sexual abuse of a three year old girl has hounded my thoughts, and I pray “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” To me that seems to be my last best hope; I’m ready to admit man cannot handle himself.

Okay, I admit that is more extreme than Halloween tradition but my thoughts took a turn to how “unprotected” our children are from all sorts of mental, emotional, and physical danger.

I remember when I first heard gossip regarding a murder; I guess I was near eight-ten years old. My mother and her friends discussed it in lowered voices being concerned about little listening ears. Apparently an acquaintance had burned a small trailer house with his wife and two children in it.

I dare say not many under 50 can remember the first murder they heard about. And now it is everyday talk, many times without even considering little listening ears.

So much “entertainment” depicts horror. October is the special month to bring out the ghouls and monsters. A time for big people to scare little people. The more they succeed, the greater the laughter.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. I don’t mingle trick or treating for children, the cute costumes and candy goodies, but Halloween has morphed into a bit of a monster with all sorts of hidden innuendos of evil and the thing is, no one seems to get it— even as I warn my son over what seems fun and innocent is opening a back foot to Satan, he’ll just give me one of those exasperated “moms, it’s just fun”
    I know better!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, the big ones have fun. I know how scared I was at a school party when I was blindfolded and made to walk in something scary then put my hands in a bowl of grapes and told they were brains. Didn’t like it then, didn’t like it in the classroom, and don’t like it now. Fortunately for many the Harvest party has replaced the scary stuff. And, yes, I agree it is a opening for Satanic goings-on.

  2. floridaborne says:

    The difference between horror movies and real life is that you know the actors went home unscathed. I don’t remember when exactly I heard about murder, but remember being under 10 and finding out that my next door neighbor, a beautiful woman, was dying of leukemia. That was a criminal invader killing her from within.

    I wasn’t much fun at halloween. I could tell what I was feeling. But one year a parent bought pig or lamb brain and when I felt that I was truly horrified. Other parents didn’t take it well. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yeah, the brain thing is what sticks with me! Must have been more than 75 years ago. Those things leave a mark. Death by disease is horrible but no one shows it as an exciting “party” time to be celebrated. But it made quite a negative impression on you, huh? Thanks for the comment.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    I fear that we have raised a generation that has grown numb to all this stuff. They have been saturated with murder, violence, hate, rape, incest, adultery, alcoholism, drug abuse, sex trafficking and all the evils that Satan can muster up. They’re young minds have been force fed all of this on the evening news. Isn’t it amazing how Satan can wheedle his way into our homes in such deceitful ways?

    • oneta hayes says:

      It is sad indeed. The news is bad but much worse is when it is presented as normal, exciting and entertaining as video games and movie do. Of course you do have more control on what comes into your home in form of videos and movies. Thanks for letting your warning be heard.

  4. I don’t remember much about the movie “Monsters, Inc,” but I do remember that in the end [spoiler alert!] the monsters grow to love the little girl and decide that it’s more fun making kids laugh than it is scaring them. ❤

    • oneta hayes says:

      I haven’t seen it. It doesn’t sound troublesome to me. Sounds more like the Cookie Monster. But the monsters deciding it is more fun to love than to scare sounds great for the monsters but what about the little girl. Did they really scare her? It sounds like a good movie for parents and kids to watch to discuss truth and fiction. It doesn’t sound like a movie that would really scare children. I’m not opposed to Fairy Tales.

  5. Faye says:

    I personally believe that Halloween traditions are an absolute nonsense and I stopped supporting our Government who allowed such stupidity to invade our society. Creative fairy stories and special, even horror stories not based on pagan events in the past which have been rejected by believers in UK should not be encouraged.

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