Last year, Hallowe’en brought us a blizzard, the Snowtober Blizzard, a weird, out-of-season storm. It devastated the trees here in our community, brought down power lines some of which weren’t repaired for weeks, closed down towns and cities and even, in Manhattan, the whole subway system. In short, it was a monster of a storm, but a really really RARE event. Or so we said.
But guess what? This year’s Hallowe’en prediction is for another monster storm. They’re calling it Frankenstorm, and it’s heading our way even as I type. So even though we’re a few days away from the holiday, Hallowe’en may not happen this year. The hurricane/blizzard/monsoon/whatever-it-is may preempt our holiday. It may even, (because of power outages) preempt my posts! So I’m getting this in while the getting is good, to wish you all a happy whatever-you-celebrate at this time of year!