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Pumpkins, Pies, and Pecans
by Nancy J. Cohen

October is when I take out my autumn decorations and festoon our dining room table with orange tinsel, rubbery Halloween spiders and pumpkin spice candles. Scents of cinnamon drift in the air as I anticipate the upcoming holidays throughout the house.

This year, however, those family feasts and ghoulish celebrations might go by the wayside. We can’t gather together, and if we do, we have to wear masks and stay six feet apart. This will be the Fall we’ll all want to forget.

Nonetheless, don’t let yourself get weighted down by the Can’t-Dos. Pull out those Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers. Find the porcelain wild turkey and colored glass pumpkins and decorate for yourself. Order a takeout pecan or pumpkin pie and look for deals on complete turkey dinners that you can eat at home. Meanwhile, think of all the savings for your wallet and waistline from not buying Halloween candy this year. What do you plan to do for the Fall holidays?

Dead Roots, my haunted hotel story, was inspired by Disney’s film, “Tower of Terror.” This fun movie has a ghostly mystery and is great to watch for pure escapism.

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