You've Been Booed !!! Start the tradition in your neighborhood

Have you ever been BOOED? Welcome to the wonderful world of BOO-ing. What is is you ask?

Well it is secretly leaving small gift baskets, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor's door. Once you have been booed then its your turn to BOO 2 more people. In some parts of the US it is also called "ghosting"

Get everyone in the fun spirit and get booing ! Well, BOO someone this year...A friend, neighbor or even an online buddy !

Fill a basket or even a colorful paper bag with Halloween knick-knacks and Halloween candy. Then print out this free printable Halloween BOO poem below, you'll be ready to BOO ! someone in your neighborhood !

Did you know that October 16th, Boss's Day was officially proclaimed in Illinois?

Patricia Bays Haroski of Deerfield, Illinois registered National Boss's Day with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company at the time and chose October 16th, because it was the birthday of her boss, who happened to be her father. Just four short years later, in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Patricia’s registration and officially proclaimed the day.

So how many of you have thanked your boss today? :)

National Boss's Day is usually celebrated by presenting one's boss with a small gift or greeting card. It is also customary to treat one's boss with extreme kindness, very similar to a birthday.
But how many of you feel the need to do so ? Come on really !

Here is a great book for your boss to make life fun at work for you !

''Fun Works -- Creating Places Where People Love to Work'' by Leslie Yerkes.
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Halloween....What is it and How to celebrate?

Halloween originated under the name of Samhain as a Pagan festival among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain.

Halloween, or Hallowe'en, is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, viewing horror films, visiting "haunted houses", and participating in traditional autumn activities such as hayrides (which may have "haunted" themes).

Halloween has become a major folk holiday in the US and Canada. "Trick or Treaters" go from door to door and collect candies, apples and other goodies. Hallmark Cards reports that 65% of Americans will decorate their homes and offices for Halloween. This percentage is exceeded only by Christmas.

Here are the top few things to do on Halloween according to the Michigan Journal article from 2006...modified

  • Be 'old school' and go trick-or-treating! Wear a mask to disguise your age or take a kid along so that no one refuses to give you candy. !

  • Party at one of the many nightclubs....theyb have Halloween specials

  • Be a good mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or neighbor and take your kids out trick-or-treating - and let them have first dibs on the candy for once.

  • Invite your friends over for a scary movie marathon - "Friday the 13th," "Jason," "Leprechaun in Space" - you know, the classics.

  • Carve pumpkins.

  • Hit a haunted house or corn maze! It tends to be a frightful, yet fun, experience for all.

  • Put on the scariest thing you can find, preferably something kids are familiar with (Freddy), and go around your neighborhood jumping out at them from behind bushes and cars.

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