Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
There came a big spider,
Who sat down beside her.
And frightened Miss Muffet away!
I feel sorry for our neighbors across the street! They were attacked by a huge spider, and their yard is a mess--spider webs all over the place! I sure hope the spider doesn't come across the street to our house!
Further down the street, a neighbor was attacked by a spider that spins purple webs. Again, I hope that spider doesn't come to our house!
Spiders and spiderwebs are popping up all over the city. You'd think that people would clean up the webs. After all, 11 months out of the year we kill spiders and sweep the webs away.
What is it about October that makes people leave those nasty webs alone? Since 1805 people have been reading "Little Miss Muffet" and have been running from spiders just as poor Miss Muffet. Why not now? Why not in October?
Ahhhh, I have a strong dislike for Halloween decorations. I know in fact, that the "spider" who spun the webs will not be spinning them around my house! I'll enjoy my pretty fall decorations and leave the ugliness of Halloween alone. I've never understood Halloween decorations--and these days they are getting bigger and more expensive. For only $100 one can get a huge blowup yard decoration in the shape of a cat (that would deflate in a hurry when a *real* cat clawed at it!). What is the purpose for having a huge black cat in your front yard? (Aren't black cats supposed to be bad luck???) When I was a kid, one house on a block might be decorated. Now it's every other house that is decorated. What is the attraction to spending money to decorate for this holiday? I don't get it.
Oh well. I'm done ranting now! :)