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It’s four days before Halloween, and black cats are an ominous symbol of the Halloween holiday. Therefore, it is very fitting that today we celebrate Black Cat Day.
Black cats were once considered dark and evil symbols of Halloween. As the spooky stories unfolded, witches and demons were said to be able to transform into black cats and vice versa. As Halloween drew closer, witches and demons may have needed to escape or approach their human victim; what better way than to temporarily transform into a black cat? Like I said, scary story.
Hence the question … Are black cats good or bad? The answer to this question depends on where you live.
In Celtic folklore, it was believed that black cats would turn into fairies and come back on a whim. Upon arrival in the New World, the pilgrims changed this belief. They believed that black cats were evil and threatening. They also believed that she was really a witch or a demon, not a fairy.
As a suspicious saying goes: “Never let a black cat cross your path, it will bring bad luck.
In some European countries, people caught harboring a black cat were severely punished and black cats were burned alive. In Egypt, Britain and Japan, people simply have the opposite opinion of black cats. The people of these countries believed that black cats brought good luck and were auspicious.
I love cats, whatever their color. I love that they live in their natural habitat (outdoors) so they can catch vermin and stalk anything that moves without being inhibited.
I like to hear them purr. However, I’m not a fan of their hair falling out all over the place. We have two cats who came from God knows where. Frightened and hungry, Iris and Ned adopted us as guardians. They take care of the vermin, and we make sure they get water, food, and give them some hugs and rubs when they allow us to.
So how does this weather suit you? The rain is in order, the wind has just messed up. Fortunately, we only lost one medium branch on a maple tree. No frost on the pumpkin yet, I’m happy. I am not yet ready for the freezing weather. And now it’s daylight when I go to work. I could whine a little more but that doesn’t help.
I am grateful that daylight saving time is ending soon and we are returning to normal time. One of these days the government will surprise us and do what we voted for – get rid of daylight saving time. Until then, we’ll just have to make the most of it. Get off the soapbox now.
Dairy Bowl is this Friday at Galt High School Stadium. Wear your red and white or green and silver, whatever team you are supporting. I don’t need to be neutral anymore, since I no longer have a player or cheerleader attending Liberty Ranch, so my heart goes to Galt High. It should be a memorable game.
A few days before Halloween, what kind of candy did you buy to give out at Trick or Treaters? Guess the real question is, did you buy what you like to eat, or choose some candy you don’t like so you don’t eat it? We haven’t had a Trick or Treat in years, but I bought a bag of candy that my family loves, just in case a goblin or a troll stops. And then we’ll have to eat what’s left and enjoy a sweet treat.
Dates to remember:
October 29 – Dairy Bowl Football with Liberty Ranch at Galt High
October 31 – Halloween
November 7 – End of daylight saving time – set the clock back one hour
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 12 – No school for Estrellita, Galt High, Liberty Ranch high schools
November 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break
November 25 – Thanksgiving – Gobble Up To Wobble
Until next week – Be strong, be brave and make a memory.