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An End Of A 24-Year Era: No More Taking Kids Trick-Or-Treating At Halloween.

by Anura Guruge


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Started way back in the 1990s. That what happens when you have 4-kids spanning a 17-year age gap. The only reason I am not contending 27-years is that I think I had a 3-year gap when Matthew was around 8 and no longer needed I to take him around. Then, in 2003 Devanee came around. I have taken kids trick-or-treating in: New Ipswich, Greenville, Temple, Nashua, Gilford and Alton. I can honestly claim, that in 1992, I established trick-or-treating on Route 45 (the shortest marked highway in the U.S.) between Greenville and Temple. This was rural, with minimum 4-acre lots. Houses were far apart and at the end of long (often steep) driveways. You went from house-to-house by car. If you walked you would, at best, in 2-hours, get to 5 houses. So, nobody had done trick-or-treating on that road.

Danielle was three and Route 45 was the nearest road to us. So, I took her, in a Jeep, trick-or-treating. Nobody was expecting trick-or-treaters. It never had been done. Some were very embarrassed and distressed. There were offers of money and dollar bills put into her pail. Others rummaged around. She got a lot of apples — this being prime apple orchard country. But, universally, there was a consensus that we had to come back next year and that they would be ready. And they were. We had fun.

Up until 4pm today I was not 100% sure that I would not be going out. She could still have changed her mind. She didn’t.

I must confess I was glad we didn’t have to go out today. It was raining quite heavily — though the temperature was blamy, in the mid-60s. We would have got soaked.

So, that is that. No more trick-or-treating.

We had two kids, from the same family, turn up. That was it.

But, this year we had more Halloween decorations than ever before — including our first inflatable. I have feeling that that is going to be the new trend. No more trick-or-treating but more decorations.


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The Jaguar XJS V-12 (1989) — Last Spin Of 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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September 30 and the 2019 registration came to an end — as did the registration on 4 other cars. The joys of owning 6 cars. I have never owned an unregistered/uninsured car! Asked my friend at the Town Hall who does the resignations as to what the deal is. The price remains the same, but you can register whenever — the only thing is that you have to get it inspected the same day you get it registered.

Though it 30-years old it is not cheap to register since it was $44,000+ car when new.

I typically don’t drive it after September. Why? Because I only enjoy driving it topless and I, in my old age, like to freeze my bones. So, didn’t see the point of paying to have it registered if I am not going to be driving it till April/May. So, that is what I did. IT IS INSURED. I am not stupid!

Took it for a good run. I keep the battery trickled charge non-stop. So, it started first time. It is a TRUE Jag. It likes to stretch it legs. That V12 is something else.

Well, it is now hibernating.

This, in reality, is NOT my car. It is Teischan’s. She just lets me use it, register it, insure it and pay for its upkeep. She will get it when she can drive!

Well, the Summer is over.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 19, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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New Durham New Hampshire Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 18, 2019.

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red berries against blue sky Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Loads More Pictures From ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’, 2019 — The ‘Neha Parikh Indian Dancers’

by Anura Guruge


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Lots of pictures, if you are interested and YOU should be. SMILE.

Not enough space to post them all over on this blog.

So, they are on the ‘overspill‘ Website — but easy enough to access. Just click on the above images or visit:


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 17, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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pink wild rose Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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A Picture Of The Full Moon, Friday, September 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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