Faux Guy Fawkes Day
I am completely changing your requested list @amieshmamie. But I couldn't think of anything to say about autumn that hasn't been said. Except this...
- •When I was growing up, my family lived in England for 8 years. My dad was civilian with the military and we always lived off-base and made many wonderful British friends.Me with the pigtails.
- •One of our favorite British traditions was Guy Fawkes Day or "Bonfire Night".
- •It's a somewhat gruesome holiday based on the capture of Guy Fawkes who was trying to blow up parliament in 1506.I haven't seen it, but V for Vendetta is based on Guy Fawkes.
- •It's supposed to be celebrated on November 5th, but since moving back to the U.S. we celebrate whenever weather permits.Remember remember the 5th of November. Gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!
- •We eat "jacket potatoes" (baked potatoes), chili, and apples with homemade caramel.
- •There's a pie contest and I win almost every year. Not to brag. Just stating facts.I get nervous every time. I never test the pies beforehand, but I guess I'm really good at picking recipes. This year's: http://www.somethingswanky.com/pumpkin-bomb-pie/
- •We make effigies of Guy and have a contest. Usually the one made by adorable kids wins. But this year Trump was a close second...Let's hope that's true to life.
- •Then we throw them on the fire. See what I mean by somewhat gruesome?
- •It may be my favorite holiday of the year.
- •And that's what autumn looks like to me.