update: mnf scared my plants off halloween seed swap

poisondartfrogOctober 10, 2013

Welcome to the haunted hayride.
Margo/smitties/received/sent
Jayeanne/pinkiris/received/sent
DraigAthar/Amy/received/sent
michelle/micyrey/received/sent
ishareflowers/Lisa/received
sjc48/Shirley/received/sent
midwestfarmwife/Mary/received /sent
katyerra/Kathi /received/sent
mnvicke/Melissa/received /sent
canyonwind/Annie /received/sent
ruthz/Ruth /received
recipesaver2/Jean/received
ForeverRecycleReuse/Jessica/received /sent
lavenderpyly/Keyla/received
flowergirl34/Vinareceived/sent
domehome/Dee/received/sent
Dem_pa/Don /received/sent
cryptid/Darrin/received/sent
nikkineel/nikki/received
crazyabouttomatoes/Tricia /received
mchill320/Michelle /received
mjzzyzoff/received
hibiscusfan/Suzanne /received
primrose 1x3/Karen/ received/sent
MissyGA64/Missy /received
beth_b_kodiak/Beth/received/sent
jhgarden9/Judy/received
graanieb/Beareceived /sent
jaynine/Janine/received
kchd/Katie/received
Alana/poisondartfrog/received

This post was edited by poisondartfrog on Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 13:44

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poisondartfrog

Bingo words for today:
Casper
Hill House

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 6:07AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Margo, sorry to hear your news. That is so frightening for your family.
Hope and pray that you get prompt and satisfying results from the tests.
Bethb

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 7:09AM
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poisondartfrog

Sorry guys. I got ahead of myself a day on the Bingo words. I've had a mixed up week and I'm ahead a day.
No harm done, I think, but if anyone else wants to send words I will make those two disappear. Also, I think I left Ruth off the list of words received.

Today I received seeds from Shirley and Janine. The cool thing about hosting a Halloween swap is the candy and Halloween cards the hostess receives, lol. Thank you to those who have shared with me. A special thanks to your wife Darrin! I have been on the receiving end of her artistry before, but the crocheted butterfly pin is so pretty! I love it!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 6:43PM
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smitties

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I am home from the hospital with an update.

All tests have been negative so far. No stroke, no ms, no heart condition. Elizabeth is doing so much better although still has some tingling and an occasion shooting pain in her chest. They are keeping her another night to be sure. So far they have mentioned the possibility of a migraine (some present themselves very oddly) or mini strokes. TIA's I am going up in the morning to see her again and will see what they do as a final diagnoses if they can even do one. Poor thing gets so frustrated and I can't blame her. She is so much more happy and smiling today.

Thanks again and I will keep you posted further, Margo

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 9:30PM
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poisondartfrog

Because I jumped the gun yesterday I won't post new Bingo words until tomorrow.
This week has been "A Nightmare on Elm Street" in the work department so tomorrow if I have any loose ends, I will tie a knot in them.
Today I received Mary's seeds, Margo' seeds and Jean's seeds.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 8:06PM
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sjc48

OMG!! Alana, that picture, that's exactly how I felt this morning. Fortunately, 4 o'clock arrived and solved the whole thing!
And I was thinking more of Edward Scissorhands, kind of like cutting thro all the crap!
Happy Friday, All!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 8:31PM
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canyonwind(9)

Alana, sent my seeds yesterday!!!

Happy weekend to all!

Annie

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 12:31PM
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poisondartfrog

I'll be on the lookout, Annie.
The little ghost is not here yet, so I will have her draw the disappearing words later this afternoon.

The regular bingo words selected today are:
Norman Bates
Harvest

Today is the culmination of the local fall festival, but we have not had enough cool nights to cause the foliage to change very much. Still, the sky is blue, the grass is green, it is warm but not humid; who could complain?
Not me.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 12:42PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

I am trying to put together a package and hope to have it out by the beginning of the week.
This is way off topic but I'm excited to share. A company came all the way from California to Georgia to film my students involved in math discussions and using technology in the classroom. I totally don't work for them and I'm not trying to sell anything, just wanted to share my awesome students' achievement:)

Here is a link that might be useful: math discussion

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 1:14PM
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poisondartfrog

I love that Nikki! I'm going to share that with my daughter, the 2nd and 3rd grade math teacher.

Judy, your seeds arrived.

Going, going, gone; my little ghost has drawn
bonfire
Casper

If either or both of those is on your list, it isn't now.
Have a good evening,
Alana

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 5:24PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Alana, glad you got the seeds OK.
I am so enjoying this. You are all so awesome!!
Jean/recipesaver2

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 6:39AM
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poisondartfrog

Today's Bingo words are:
Tombstone
Witch

The disappearing words will come later today.

Does anyone want to share their favorite witch? It takes all kinds, but I like classic witches, like the three witches in Macbeth.

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 8:44AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

Mine are the Aunts from Practical Magic :

Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting...
Barbados lime is just the thing.
Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!
Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!

(from when they make midnight margaritas)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 9:36AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Saw this and thought it was good too!

Tonight the Witches Will Ride " A Halloween Poem

To-night the witches will ride, will ride,
Each on her broomstick astride, astride,
Silent and swift in their mystic flight
Upward they’ll go in the cold, black night.

And the wind will sob, and shriek, and moan,
The great trees shudder, and shake, and groan.
The moon will hide in the murky sky,
In the forest dark the bats will fly.

And owls will hoot, and wolves will howl
And green-eyed cats in the shadows prowl.
To-night the witches will ride, will ride,
Each on her broomstick, astride, astride.

Source: Essentials of English (1921)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 12:21PM
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poisondartfrog

Those are both fun! Thanks for posting.

Disappearing from the word list:
Headless Horseman
Mummy

lavenderpyly please email me directly at poisondartfrog@rocketmail.com so that I can send you my address. According to your email from GW, members are not able to respond to you because you have chosen not to permit it.

Tonight is the premiere of the new season of "The Walking Dead." I love it!
Alana

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 5:25PM
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poisondartfrog

Today's Bingo words are
Cujo
Hitchcock

I won't be on with updates this evening but will catch up tomorrow. I'm going to a corn maze after work tonight and will likely be home late. I have had to be rescued from these before, but my embarrassment is a dim memory, one of the dubious benefits of getting older?
I could try GPS, but that would be cheating. :)

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 6:35AM
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poisondartfrog

Oh, and I'm wearing my pin from Elly. Thank you again, Darrin and Elly!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 6:51AM
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poisondartfrog

I made it out of the maze unaided this time. Ah progress, lol.
Today's bingo words are:
Black Cat
Banquo's Ghost

Happy Tuesday.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 9:17AM
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dem_pa

I mailed my seeds today.

My cat "helping" to rake leaves.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 11:28AM
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ruthz

My seeds went out today.
I forgot yesterday was a holiday and took them to the post office only to find it closed.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 2:27PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

My seeds were mailed out today, too. I put a little something,something extra in there for you, Alana ;)
Ruth, I forgot yesterday was a holiday, too! Whoopsie...

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 4:20PM
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poisondartfrog

Don, your cat looks like my cat, except....are those two color eyes or is it just the lighting?

Margo, thank you. My cousin was diagnosed just 2 months ago and is in the thick of treatment.

Annie, your seeds are here. Thank you for the little somthin' somethin.

Suzanne, your seeds are here too. I love the packets you made for the swap!

In the corn maze last night I could not help but think of one of my favorites.
Recognize him?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 6:33PM
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sjc48

Alana, Children of the Corn? Hope I got that name right.
And is that Joaquim Phoenix? NOW I know I spelled that one wrong!
And I'm glad you have conquered the Corn Maze!
Strength in Adversity! Or something similar!

I have been thinking about who my favorite witch would be and discovered that I don't really have one, unless it's Baba Yaga, and I'm not sure she is a witch, or even a she.

However, the question did prompt me to go to Wiki and read about the Salem Witch Trials. Dear Lord! And this happened in a country that was founded, in part, on religious freedom? If you have never read about these Trials, you should. Pretty scary.

Off to finish my Boss's cake for her surprise party tomorrow. We have had such a STUPID time at work lately, she's been a little discouraged, so we thought up a party to cheer her up. We all need some lightness!

Have a great day tomorrow!
Shirley!!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 7:55PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Don. Your cat looks so like my cat "Xena", except she just had 3 white hairs on her chest. She showed up on Halloween for real! We had her or she had us for about 15 years.
Happy Halloween
Jean

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:25PM
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jaynine

I love your cat, Don. Here's our little Dahlia just after we adopted her in August (someone threw her out on our road).
No favorite witch here, either, though I thought Tracey Ullman's character, the witch 'Latrine', in the movie 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' was pretty amusing.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:44PM
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poisondartfrog

Deja vu, kitty view; maybe I can get a photo of Hello this evening. I've always been a dog person, but Hello would not take "no cats allowed" for an answer.
Bingo words will come later today.
This swap was designed for speed; short sign up period, short window to get seeds in, short turnaround. Limiting participants with an early cut off and sharing seeds out randomly will help me get them back quickly. Having said that, I did look at trade pages last night and I made a few notes to pull some seeds I have seen in envelopes that have come in.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:08AM
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ishareflowers

Alana, my seeds were dropped at the p.o. today.... Lisa

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:16PM
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poisondartfrog

I will watch for them Lisa, thanks.

Bingo words:
Seance
Mr. Hyde

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:24PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Evening!

Shirley, Baba Yaga is one scary witch! When I was a teenager my friends and I would break out the mirror at sleepovers to call baba...no one ever said her name three times, just in case.

One of my favorite witches is from Buffy...Willow Rosenberg...Loved her!! I remember the one episode where she turns that one kid inside out..ewwww!

My bubblie is all ready and going out in the am. :) THANKS ALANA! Such a great swap!

I have 4 words that have been picked so far. Do they have to be picked and then they can disappear? Or can they disappear without being picked, just being on my list? So sorry for the weird ????, just got confused...not too hard to do these days, lol. :)

Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:50PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Although there are many witches that I love, I think one of my favorites is Elphaba, the future "wicked witch of the west" in the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I loved her character.

I'm glad you asked, Vina, because I'm a wee bit confused myself. I understand the disappearing part. But is it a good thing or a bad thing if my words are called?

Katie

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 7:37PM
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poisondartfrog

It is a bad thing if your words are called. Each word called from your list is a point.
Each word that disappears does so everywhere. In other words if it is on the master list and disappears, it will never be called. If it has been called, it disappears from your list of called words.
The object is to have 0 points on the 27th. I hope you are all keeping track of your points. I will have to catch them up on the weekend. So much to do, so few good spells...

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 5:17AM
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graanieb

Great pictures and so much more, need to take more time to read all thoroughly, haven't been on line much, doing fall cleaning ...weather being so ideal it's more of a therapy...still have some seeds to be dried, mainly orange purslane-doing it's best lately,has larger flowers than I've seen before, hope I send them out in time.
sending you all good wishes.
Bea
ps have 6 words that disappeared..

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 10:24AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Busy busy busy here but got the seeds to the PO today.
behind on reading and posting but hope to catch up on the next rainy day
BB

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 12:59PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Had to share!
Jean

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 1:49PM
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poisondartfrog

Pennywise and zombie are today's Bingo words.

Wonder what those green lumps are in that brew? Maybe I'd rather not know.

Seeds today from Katie, Ruth and Missy. Katie, Witch's Brew is great!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 5:45PM
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pinkiris

I cant remember now if i sent you a list of my disappearing bingo words? if so could you please email those to me? Just been so super busy here trying to get things ready here we could have our first frost early next week.

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 9:47PM
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poisondartfrog

Jayeanne, I've looked and looked and can't find a list from you. If you sent one from GW it may have bailed.
I will check one more time in the morning. I have a bit of a headache and may be overlooking it.
Bea, I think only 4 words have disappeared so far. You may be mixing up called words and disappearing words.

Seeds received today, Tricia, Lisa, Don, Michelle H., Keyla.

This post was edited by poisondartfrog on Fri, Oct 18, 13 at 20:28

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 8:26PM
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primrose1x3(7)

Mailed my seeds priority today - there's something ... alive in the box (besides seeds) that will need attention :) I haven't been online much, so am catching up -

Margo, I hope your daughter is okay.

And Alana, hope your birthday was fun and full of spooks and spirits.

Loved all the seasonal poetry and art.

Shirley/sjc - In the 50's, our country had another witch hunt, where the House of Representatives' Committee on UnAmerican Activities (led by McCarthy) blacklisted suspected communists in America. This event so closely paralleled the Salem witchtrials, that Arthur Miller wrote a play, The Crucible, based on the Salem witchtrials, as an allegory for McCarthyism. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crucible .

Have always loved William Allingham's fairy worlds and thought this poem caught the spirit of Halloween from olden times nicely, albeit the resident witch is only a very small part. The source for this poem, other Allingham poems and other Halloween poetry is: http://www.poetry-archive.com/a/a_hallow_eve_chant.html

A HALLOW-EVE CHANT

by: William Allingham (1824-1889)

he Autumn's elfin gold turns pale,
And twilight closes fast and chill,
And dirge-like winds with lengthening wail
Moan low, or rise with whistle shrill.
In winter's night the year declines,
A night that gaily we receive,
For thick with happy stars it shines--
Its Hesper, Hallow-eve!
Fresh-dawning Hallow-eve!
Sweet new-old Hallow-eve!
For what thou wert, for what thou art,
Twice-welcome, Hallow-eve!

It freezes, but no frost on earth
The seasons of the soul can blight;
Here bloom at once a Spring of mirth,
A Summer-tide of joy tonight.
Though days grow short, this Fire's a sun
That will not set without our leave;
Our hearts are flowering every one
In the beams of Hallow-eve!
Warm-glowing Hallow-eve!
Far sweeter flowers than April's dowers
Are these of Hallow-eve!

'Tis Autumn too; who can may snatch
The golden fruit from bough or pail;
But Fire and Water closely watch
The treasure, as in fairy tale.
And sure this is a fairy hour,
That lets the spirit-world retrieve
A little while its ancient power,
In right of Hallow-eve!
Mysterious Hallow-eve!
Fantastic Hallow-eve!
To hall and hob our childhood's throb
Returns with Hallow-eve!

Heav'n's stars were used for lamps of old
The future's mantling mist to clear;
By earth-stars are our fortunes told,
The Nuts in constellation here.
Glimpse of the patterns, gay or dull,
From which the Fatal Spinsters weave
Our life-threads for their Berlin-wool,
Is caught from Hallow-eve!
Love-sibyl, Hallow-eve!
Heart-prophet, Hallow-eve!
A nut can hold the story told
All through by Hallow-eve!

Now love in cabbage-stalk can read
Papyrus-wealth of hidden lore;
Or raise a crop from garden-seed,
Like that from dragons' teeth of yore.
Tonight before the wasted fire
A phantom turns the drying sleeve--
The treasured thought, the heart's desire,
Takes shape from Hallow-eve!
Fair-shadowing Hallow-eve!
Gay-threatening Hallow-eve!
A guardian sprite, a witch in white,
Is gentle Hallow-eve!

Here are no eyes to frown us grave,
No tongues to creak in rusty talk;
And cares take flight before our stave,
Like goblins from the crow of cock.
What grim and shadowy spectre hosts
Do men as substances receive?
Tonight we supersede such ghosts
By those of Hallow-eve!
Our laughing Hallow-eve!
Our loving Hallow-eve!
Till love and mirth have fled from earth,
Our thrice-dear Hallow-eve!

"A Hallow-Eve Chant" is reprinted from Poems. William Allingham. London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.

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ps - William Allingham had a wife, Helen, who did water color portraits of cottage gardens, out of which grew cottage gardens as we know them today. Times were changing, and she often arrived just before the wrecking ball took down the thatched-roof cottage. Follow this link for some of her paintings, as well as well as her life story:
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/allingham_helen.html

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 11:53PM
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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Primrose1x3,...kewlest! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:08AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Seeds went out Thursday :)

prim....awesome poem!

Happy Saturday!
vina

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 7:54AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Primrose, loved the poem and the history!
Thanks for sharing all. This is such fun!
Jean/recipesaver2

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 7:57AM
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poisondartfrog

Karen, you can be counted on to find the most delightful poetry! Thank you for posting that.
Vina, that is too funny. It calls to mind some terrible jokes that I won't share.
I love Maxine. My mother used to collect her.
Today's Bingo Words are:
Trick or Treat
The Great Pumpkin

The disappearing words will come later today.
In the meantime I'll bring the tone down a bit with some Halloween jokes I found this morning.

Question: What do skeletons say before they begin dining?
Answer: Bone appetit !

Question: What do birds give out on Halloween night?
Answer: Tweets

Question: Why don’t angry witches ride their brooms?
Answer: They’re afraid of flying off the handle.

If there was a prize for corny, I would give it to myself, lol.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 8:14AM
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graanieb

Good morning on this rainy saturday, had to wait til weekend to rain, as usually.
Have a favorite Halloween breakfast?
Alana, thanks for pointing it out, was fast reading a few lines.
Love the amusements, hope you all have a great weekend.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 8:22AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

I just love Halloween. . . I can wear my pointy hat in the garden. LOL

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 8:31AM
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poisondartfrog

Tombstone and Hill House have disappeared from the list!

Seeds from Nikki, Beth and Molly have arrived. Just a few more to go.

These days I am definitely witch 2 in that cartoon, Missy, lol.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 7:46PM
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poisondartfrog

Today's regular bingo words:
Rocky Horror Picture Show
fodder shock

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:58AM
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DraigAthar(4)

Haha, I love all the Halloween posts, I'm glad I checked back in with this thread. :)

Amy

p.s. oh and not that it really matters, but you keep saying that my name is Mary, I see it up there at the top post and in a few others. But I'm Amy, not Mary. :)

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 4:55PM
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poisondartfrog

It does matter Amy. I knew better-don't know why I put it that way. I fixed it.
My little friend pulled three disappearing words so I just went with it.
Norman Bates
Full Moon
Cujo

Those words have all disappeared.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 6:15PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Eeeeeeee! I LOVE the Rocky Horror Picture Show! I even know all the words to all the songs, haha. Now I'm gonna have those songs stuck in my head ;)

Glad to hear the Witch's Thimble traveled well, Alana. I hope you don't have that one yet.

I'm dropping off into the great outdoors this week, canoeing fishing and camping on the wild & scenic Eleven Point River. See y'all on the other side.

He may not be black, but here's my spooky kitty.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 6:47PM
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smitties

Here's a pic of our new grandson, Brayden. We are so excited to meet the little guy and cuddle him.

Alana, if you have a chance, could you list the words pulled for bingo as well as the disappearing ones? I finally figured it out and am not sure if I missed any pulled words. From what I can tell, I have 8 points. Thanks. Margo

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:18PM
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poisondartfrog

Oh Margo! He is precious!
I should have taken care of that this weekend. I may not have time until Wednesday, but I will get that list posted as soon as I have time.
If I don' get to post updates this evening I will be back in the morning.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 5:31AM
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sjc48

Welcome, Brayden!
Margo, what a beautiful baby!
Congratulations Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Dad!
Hope all are doing fine.

have a great day, everyone!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 7:41AM
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graanieb

Beautiful baby Brayden, congrats Margo and all of you, best wishes.
Brightens your day...manage to see, no coffee yet, your funny Jean, Alana too as always, telling the jokes to my 14 yr old pal whose favorite holiday is Halloween, love the cats here and all.
You should get my seeds today or tomorrow, didn't enclose purslane-too much rain for it to dry , not that's any big deal.
have a great monday.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 8:31AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

What a sweet photo of your grandbaby. Congratulations! Grandkuds are fun.

Jasmine I don't think I said how pretty your little black cat Dahlia is. Kchd spooky cat does look spooky!! Bet she/or he is a sweety.
We miss our cat but traveling makes having another difficult.

Hope all have a great week.
Jean/ recipesaver2

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:09AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Well looks like auto correct got me when I wasn't looking! Sorry Jaynine. That was also grand kids are fun. I don't know what grandkuds are - maybe a cow thing. Sorry!
Jean

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:29AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

Welcome, Brayden!
Margo, what a beautiful baby!
Congratulations to all.

This post was edited by MissyGA64 on Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 21:41

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 6:39PM
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poisondartfrog

I love, love that last cartoon. It depicts one of the many reasons I don't use Facebook, :).

Jean has kindly assembled the Bingo words for me. Thank you Jean. Later today I will compare her list to mine and post it for you after I add the two words for today:
Mary Shelley
Goblin

Yesterday I received Karen's, Vina's and Melissa V's seeds. Thanks for the Halloween treats!
Jayeanne, I got your postage and Missy I got the seeds and additional postage. Thank you both!

As soon as Bea's seeds arrive, we are set! I hope to start mailing back on Friday.

Thank you for being such a fun, engaged and attentive group of swappers.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 6:39AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Alana, thank you for making this the most fun swap ever!

I agree you about the cartoon, Alana! I use Facebook but only as a family thing with my kids and neices and nephews. I think I must be of an age now. Ha ha.
Jean

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:47AM
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primrose1x3(7)

Love that cartoon, Alana. The laughter and different perspectives from this thread's cartoons etc. will carry me a long way into the darkness of shortening days until wintersowing begins around the winter solstice. Sending thanks to everyone.

Remembered that I certainly do have a favorite witch - Paracelsus - http://herbalwitchcraft.com/blog/ - just love the layered way he writes about flowers, herbs and gardens and everything else under the sun.

I know I will love whatever seeds you send. Imho, when it comes to games of chance (which I consider seed swaps to ultimately be), we have no control; in particular, over who sends in what. For me, seeds can fall into two categories - the serendipitously unique and unforeseeably mesmerizing, or what gardeners like my New England grandmother or Celia Thaxter grew - http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/thaxter/garden/garden.html (her garden diagram & plant list are just below the list of illustrations at the beginning). The flowers of Thaxter's and Grandma's time might seem common or ordinary now, but a garden like my grandmother's is quite uncommon now.

This post was edited by primrose1x3 on Tue, Oct 22, 13 at 15:32

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:05AM
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poisondartfrog

Here is the word list Jean assembled for us with today's additions. Thanks again, Jean!
I did not receive any seeds today. Maybe they will be here tomorrow.

B means they are called Bingo words, D means they disappeared, whether they were called or not.
Haunted House
Bonfire ---D
Norman Bates --B
tombstone ---D
Boris Karloff
witch --B
Count Dracula
The Great Pumpkin --B
Black Cat --B
poltergeist
Michael Meyers B
Trick or Treat --B
Banquo's Ghost --B
harvest --B
zombie --B
Jack'O'Lantern
Casper ---D
Headless Horseman --D
Pennywise ---B
midnight
costume
Edgar Allan Poe
The Mummy ---D
full moon ---D
Mr. Hyde --B
Transylvania
werewolf
seance --B
Cujo --B
Hill House ---D
Candy Corn
vampire
fodder shock --B
Nosferatu
masquerade
autumn leaves B
corn maze
Mary Shelly B
hayride
Hitchcock --B
Rocky Horror Picture Show --B
goblin B
The Exorcist

This post was edited by poisondartfrog on Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 18:22

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:05PM
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graanieb

Hope my seeds don't get there after Halloween...sorry about it Alana, thank you and Jean--same here with Facebook- just this morning -loved getting more pictures and chatting live with my sister in Europe.
No favorite witch but may be Elvira- since my daughter was dressed as one a few years ago.
needing zzzzzs, love and well wishes to you pals,
Bea

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 11:45PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Hi Bea, 2 Halloween breakfasts tha I did for my grandkids when they were here :
1. Mummy sausage links and scrambled wormy eggs
Just take precooked link sausage, cut a canned biscuit in strips and wrap it leaving a spot or eyes. Scramble regular eggs and lay a gummy worm or two across them

2. Make pancakes and used blue berries to make a jack o' lantern face on them.

They loved both!
Jean

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 7:43AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Margo what a good looking baby-Congradulations!!
I have to wait on great grandbabies. Oldest grandson is 17 so hopefully will wait until he gets out of college.

Have a good day all!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 10:33AM
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graanieb

Jean, great idea- my daughter would make it for supper...she already makes breakfast in the evening, smiles, thanks a bunch.
Getting pumpkin on saturday, we're painting it, may be with black kitty and moon.
Happy hump day.
Bea

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 3:44PM
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graanieb

Jean, great idea- my daughter would make it for supper...she already makes breakfast in the evening, smiles, thanks a bunch.
Getting pumpkin on saturday, we're painting it, may be with black kitty and moon.
Happy hump day.
Bea

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 3:45PM
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poisondartfrog

Autumn Leaves and Michael Meyers are today's Bingo words.

No seeds today. If they are not here tomorrow I am going to start mailing back packages on Friday anyway. A few are complete now, Don't fret Bea. They will turn up.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 6:24PM
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jaynine

Congratulations, Margo. He's a little cutie!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 7:30PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

Receiving seeds in the mail is like being a kid in a candy shop! None of my children understand my excitement -- they just look at me like .... it's just seeds.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 12:09AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Great cartoon Jaynine! Adding to my file.
Jessica I so agree with you about seeds. I am looking forward to my seed package like Christmas morning when I was a kid. My husband just laughs at me.

A lot of work goes into doing a seed trade like this and I so appreciate all of you and especially Alana for hosting this and putting all the packages together and everything else that makes a swap a success.

Jean

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 7:45AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

I love witches that cook cartoons !

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 10:55AM
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graanieb

Great cartoons...Alana, not fretting, know our mailman's speed but he delivers, knew you'd understand, thank you for all you do, hugs.
Some of you have snow and frost? A bit cooler here, woke up ar. 4:30 needing covers, went into the yard ar. 7:30 with my cat except he wanted back in, now is ringing bells again (Christmas bells I hung couple of years ago..should replace them with ghost or something else, lol) we must go out again, dont mind, finally a pleasant weather.
have a good day,
Bea

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 11:57AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

What a cute baby!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Oooh! Witch cartoons...love them!

vina :D

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 1:37PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Wonderful witches cooking cartoons! Loved them.
Saved them all.
Have a great weekend!
Jean

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 8:22AM
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poisondartfrog

Great cartoons!
I don't have my lists on this computer so I will try to give the bingo words tonight. If I don't get back I will double up tomorrow.
Bea's seeds arrived yesterday and I dropped as many envelopes as I could seal and stamp in the mailbox this morning. I will get the rest out this weekend. There was no particular order for working on them. They were all in a shelf in the credenza and I finished them in random order.
I tried very hard not to send back your own seeds, but if you don't put your name on the packets you send in to swaps that is a risk you take.

Packages for the following folks have been remanded to the tender attentions of the USPS:
Darrin
Vina
Kathi
Melissa
Amy
Jayeanne
Shirley
Beth
Don
Ann
Janine
Michelle R
Bea
Mary
Jessica
Karen
Margo

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 9:40AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

I think I missed a post yesterday. . . I cant seem to find the words for yesterday (Thursday). Help please?

I can hardly wait for Halloween. . . my husband is scrubbing out my cauldron at this moment !

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 10:38AM
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poisondartfrog

My fault Missy. I thought I posted them but I guess I just pulled the slips out of the bowl and left, lolol.
Here are two days worth of bingo words:
Hayride
Transylvania
Costume
Vampire

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 8:04PM
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poisondartfrog

Regular Bingo words:
Werewolf
The Great Pumpkin

Disappearing:
maquerade
Banquo's Ghost

The end is in sight.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 1:31PM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

count down to a bubbling cauldron !

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 5:16PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

I'm loving these cartoon! My neice is going to love the vegan one!!
In town this afternoon all the kids were out in their costumes for merchant and church trick or treat. They were so cute.
Jean

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 6:43PM
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poisondartfrog

Cute!
The rest of the packages are ready to mail in the morning. I had a scary moment when I thought I had lost Keyla's, but I had just put it on a different shelf. I guess even a witch can overdo the Witch's Brew.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 11:09AM
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poisondartfrog

I'll be back later with the final Bingo words and instructions.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 11:10AM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

no ! not the end already !

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 11:29AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Yeah! Can't wait for seeds :D

The end of Bingo already? I think I'll be in last place. Only had 3 disappear words.

Thanks so much Alana!!!! This has been a super fun swap!!
Happy Sunday!
vina

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 11:59AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

There have been some of the best Halloween cartoons on here.
Enjoyed them all.
Thanks to all of you for the fun.
Jean

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 12:23PM
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graanieb

Love the cartoons, saved a couple...Alana,glad you got my seeds, you'd understand if you knew what's been going on here, not getting into it as my dd is coming over and need to keep busy, need prayers for all of us, sending them to you all who need them,with all the best. Ideal weather helps too.
Bea

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 12:53PM
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poisondartfrog

You have been a special group! It is so much fun when people are engaged and driving the swap.

Since this is the last day of Bingo I'm going to draw 4 Bingo words and 4 disappearing words. It will be up to you to determine how many words are left on your list and post it here by midnight Monday night. Don't email your number because that is unreliable. I will review the best scores to make sure everything is counted correctly.
If there is a two way tie I will send two prizes. If there are more than 2 winners I will post a tie breaker question to narrow the field.
Regular Bingo Words:
Edgar Allan Poe
Boris Karloff
The Exorcist
Masquerade

Disappearing:
The Exorcist
Black Cat
Werewolf
Pennywise

Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 6:18PM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

well drat, if i counted right I have 6 points. oh well - Happy Halloween to all and to all a good fright !

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 6:54PM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

my original word list

1 Boris Karloff 1
2 autumn leaves 1
3 Trick or Treat 1
4 harvest 1
5 zombie 1
6 Cujo1
7 candy corn
8 The Exorcist
9 full moon
10 Bonfire
11 Hill House
12 Headless Horseman

my original word list
1-6 are the bingo words drawn that I had
8-12 are the disappearing words I had
so if I did it right I have 6 points. . good luck all , I am sure someone has less points than I do.

Alana, this was so much fun. . . . Best seed trade so far.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:00PM
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sjc48

This is what I have left on my list:
1. Nosferatu
2. Micheal Meyers
3. Boris Karloff
4. Mary Shelly
5. Edgar Allen Poe
6. Hitchcock

Hope I did this right!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:11PM
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smitties

I have six points from what I can tell.

I have with points
Witch 1
trick or treat 1
seance 1
harvest 1
zombie 1
costume 1

Disappearing words were
bonfire
black cat
werewolf
Casper
pennywise
full moon

I hope I did it right. Margo

If I get a chance, I will go back and check. Just got back from a seven hour drive visiting my son for the weekend. I have never driven more than 3 1/2 hours by myself before. Long day........

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:24PM
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dem_pa

I hope I figured right.

The Great Pumpkin - 1
Harvest - 1
Fodder shock - 1
Autumn leaves - 1
Hayride - 1

Disappering words:
Bonfire
Tombstone
Black cat
Full moon

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:44PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

I think I have 6 points... I have so enjoyed the cartoons and participation in this swap! Happy Halloween everyone!

Penny Wise BWord Disappearing word
Tombstone Disappeared
Black cat BWord ��" Disappearing word
Harvest BWord
Midnight
Mr. Hyde BWord
Full moon Disappeared
Candy corn
Mary Shelly BWord
Fodder shock BWord
Hitchcock BWord
Rocky Horror Picture show BWord

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:55PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I had 9 points and only one word left which was midnight.

This was a fun game and I enjoyed all the pictures. Thanks Alana!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL !!!!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:04PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Oooo, this was FUN! Thanks so much for putting together a great swap, Alana!

It looks like I have 5 points (if I did this correctly). Eeeeeek!

My 12 bingo words:
Haunted House
Bonfire disappeared
Black Cat -- bingo disappeared
Jack'O'Lantern
midnight
costume -- bingo
Edgar Allan Poe -- bingo
full moon disappeared
masquerade disappeared
autumn leaves -- bingo
Mary Shelly -- bingo
Rocky Horror Picture Show -- bingo

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:16PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Hope I did this right

My Words

Disappeared

Black Cat B D
tombstone D
full moon D

Called for Bingo - 5 points

Black Cat B D
Trick or Treat B
witch B
harvest B
autumn leaves B
hayride B

Not called
goblin
Candy Corn
Jack'O'Lantern
Haunted House

Great Fun!
Jean

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:18PM
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jaynine

There are 9 words left on my list, 7 of which were called for bingo. For some reason, I thought the starting words were all 1 point and each time one was called it was an additional point against you (meaning I would have 16 points). In any case, I have alot of words left!

witch B
zombie B
Rocky Horror Picture Show B
midnight
vampire B
Trick or Treat B
seance B
goblin B
Haunted House

I'm looking forward to receiving my seeds...thanks for hosting Alana. Fun swap!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:19PM
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poisondartfrog

A few more players to report, but so far we have a 3 way tie with 5 words. We should find out tomorrow if anyone has fewer.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:35PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

Disappearing Words from my list:
Black Cat
Casper
Hill House

Bingo Words from my list:
Harvest
Autumn Leaves
Vampire
Hayride
Goblin
Zombie

Words not drawn from my list:
Midnight
Haunted House
Corn Maze

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 1:30AM
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poisondartfrog

If we don't hear from someone with a better score tonight I will post a Halloween question Tuesday evening. I will post the time to expect it to appear in the morning so that all contenders will have a chance to see it at the same time. The first to answer correctly will be the winner.

katyerra has already received her seeds! I think a carrier witch must have picked Kathi's up and flown with it.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 6:24AM
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mjzzyzoff(6oh)

Pretty sure I ended up with 6 points :)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 9:59AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!

Alana, my kids LOVE that movie!! Kiki's Delivery Service is a great movie!

Disappearing Bingo
12 words

  1. Count Dracula

*2. Witch

*3. Edgar Allan Poe

*4. Werewolf**DISSAPEAR**

5. Goblin

*6. Rocky Horror Picture Show

*7. The Exorcist**DISAPPEAR**

*8. Mr. Hyde

9. Headless Horseman**DISAPPEAR*

*10.Boris Carlof

*11.Banquo's Ghost**DISAPPEAR**

*12.Norman Bates**DISAPPEAR**

Regular Bingo Picked: 9

Disappearing Bingo Picked: 5

Happy Monday!
vina

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 10:19AM
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ruthz

Halloween camping

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 10:43AM
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ruthz

Halloween camping

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 10:49AM
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ruthz

Halloween camping

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 10:57AM
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ruthz

Halloween camping

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Afternoon!
How fun does Halloween Camping Sound!! Do you trick or treat around the park?

My seeds arrived today!! Only 1 problem from what I can see...
I want to sow ALL the seeds that I received! Not one pack doesn't sound interesting and exciting to try. Usually with large swaps I get a few I really want to give a try, some that are in my "maybe if I have room" pile, and the rest go into my "retrade" pile...not this time! They'll all be somewhere (if I can find room) in my garden next year. I may even need to add a new bed just for some of these.

Alana, I am just so thrilled!! THANK YOU!! Is it too corny to say I'm over the moon in a Halloween swap? LOLOL! :D

Have a super night!
vina

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 3:11PM
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canyonwind(9)

Well, I am confused...LOL! What else is new? Alana, so much fun!!! I am guessing I have 6 pts.

*I have one word that was never called
*I have two GHOSTS only
*I have four BINGO only
*I have four BINGO/GHOST (BINGO called first, then Ghost called)
*I have one GHOST/BINGO (GHOST called first, then BINGO)

MY WORDS...

tombstone BINGO/GHOST

poltergeist

Casper GHOST

Headless Horseman GHOST

Mr. Hyde BINGO

Transylvania BINGO

werewolf BINGO/GHOST

seance BINGO

Cujo BINGO/GHOST

masquerade GHOST/BINGO

Hitchcock BINGO

The Exorcist BINGO/GHOST

Good luck to all of you!! And Alana, thanks so much for a great swap!!

Annie

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 3:31PM
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ruthz

flowergirl, It's a large park with 7 camping loops.
Everyone is supposed to decorate and lots of hayrides and everybody else drives thru. People hand out or throw candy and the ghost and goblins do their best to scare the pants off everybody.
My grandsons and friends like scaring the girls the most because they scream the loudest.
This is about our 12th year of doing this.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 4:02PM
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pinkiris

Received my seeds today! wow! thank you so much I am super excited with all of them!

Thanks for hosting!
Jayeanne

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 5:11PM
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poisondartfrog

I'm glad seeds are finding their way home. Vina and Jayeanne, thank you for posting.
Everyone, don't forget to post when you receive your seeds so that we can close this swap when the time comes. The Hog Wild Swap is starting soon (not GW) and some of GW's biggest swaps should be showing up soon and I would like to have loose ends neatly tied up. I hope to see many of you in seed swaps and MNF swaps throughout the winter months. It helps me pretend the dreary weather is an illusion.
It appears that Vina may be the winner, but I will wait until tomorrow lest a straggler have 4 words or fewer left.

Great cartoons!
Ruth, I love the Halloween Camp. We have something like that here too, but people don't drive through, we walk through. I don't camp, but I love to walk through it.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 6:54PM
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sjc48

Alana, got my seeds today, and I am very pleased, even with the Lantana, which has defeated me for the past two years. Third time a charm? Sure hope so, these are great for butterflies! Try, Try again!

Love the cartoons, Ruth, that witch is the best yet!

Thanks for hosting this swap, Alana, you did a great job!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 7:09PM
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jaynine

My seeds came! Yay! Thanks for the great selection everyone and thank you, Alana, for choosing them for me. I'm very happy with them. Lovely swap!
Janine

This post was edited by jaynine on Mon, Oct 28, 13 at 19:23

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 7:19PM
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primrose1x3(7)

Seeds also arrived here today, and I'm thinking...why would I need to join any more swaps after this??? Alana sent me everything I either thought I absolutely needed or wasn't aware that I needed it - this swap was pure enchantment :) However, I'm not cured - lol! I'll be participating in future swaps as pre-Spring festivities over the fall & winter, too. Thank you, Alana, for such a fun swap.

John Anster Fitzgerald (1823 - 1906) Fairies Attacking Bat
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=5274#

RackhamArthur_Witches
http://owl.library.louisville.edu/2000-10/witches.htm

WallJosephine_pansy_xaxor_com (Off Topic, but came up googling JW + Halloween, and we do plant them this time of year)
http://xaxor.com/drawings/surreal-art-by-josephine-wall.html/attachment/josephine-wall10

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 7:46PM
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smitties

Alana, my seeds arrived today and it was like you knew exactly what I would want. Not one package was a variety I already had. I'm do like Vina and sort through and usually don't get as many for my garden as I do for retrading. Not this time, it all works. Thanks so much Alana, this was a great swap.

Margo

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 8:45PM
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smitties

Just stopped by again because I forgot to mention that I am hostess for November. My swap is in the works and I will be trying to post it either Thursday or Friday so be watching.

Thanks Margo

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 9:03PM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Witches like fast food too!!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 9:10PM
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dem_pa

I received my seeds today. A great swap. I think I needed all the seeds I got. There is not much left on my wish list.

Thanks for hosting.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 9:40PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

My seeds arrived today -- I am so happy with all of them. So many varieties that I need to research. The one thing that I truly enjoy about these exchanges is being exposed to new seed varieties and having the opportunity to discover and broaden my future must have grow list.

Alana -- Thank you for hosting. All your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 11:11PM
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jhgarden9(9)

Finally catching up with my words. It's still before midnight in my state. We probably go with eastern time, huh?

Not sure if I do this right, first time playing the disappearing bingo:

poltergeist
Michael Meyers --B
Casper ---D
Pennywise --D
Edgar Allan Poe --B
Mr. Hyde --B
Transylvania --B
werewolf --D
fodder shock --B
Nosferatu
masquerade --D
The Exorcist --D

Looks like I have 5 points. Thanks Alana, this is fun!

Judy

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 2:49AM
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poisondartfrog

Thank you all for keeping track of your own scores!
Vina, with her 4 words that were called and did not disappear is the winner. No one else reported 4 words or less so she is the sole and reigning First Ever Champion of Disappearing Bingo. I'll send her prize later today.
Bea received her seeds, too. Packages are finding their way quickly. Thank you all very much for your kind words about the swap. I've had fun, too.
We are flying toward the end of this swap.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 5:40AM
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micyrey

hello
I got my very scary seeds yesterday.
thanks for the swap, getting my toes wet for seed swaping season.
Happy Halloween
michelle

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 7:51AM
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graanieb

Better day, hate to be a downer or mood spoiler, not if I can help it, plus don't want to be left out of the fun, thank you Jean for the email and Alana, wow, email and everything, you are so considerate and caring, hard working, got to love you, sent me and everyone selections we would like, loved every packet ( take 1 pkt of mustard, smile) and your daylily crosses are beautiful, cosmos, white salvia -finally, salvia "Sangria" too, brought tears to my eyes, thank you a bunch, need to send you something besides the words.
Great cartoons and all, hope everyone has a have a happy, healthy , safe and fun Halloween.
Bea

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 10:56AM
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poisondartfrog

Vina,
Your prize should be in your hotmail email account soon if it is not there already. Congratulations on your word picking skills and becoming the first ever winner. If we do this again next year we will refine the game and bring it back to give someone a chance to unseat you, lol.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 11:04AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

A sign!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 9:08PM
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canyonwind(9)

Alana,

My stash has arrived!!! And my stash is hot!!! I can not thank you enough for all your work on this, the seeds, the humor and the fun! Libation time....my teeth are killing me...LOL!

And Congrats Vina on BINGO...you little ghoul!

Happy week...Happy Halloween!

Annie

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 11:25PM
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poisondartfrog

Jean, I do believe that is my favorite of all. Thank you for that last cartoon.
Have a great day before Halloween.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 5:18AM
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midwestfarmwife(5)

My seeds have arrived, and as I was excitedly digging through the pile - EEK! A set of sharp teeth popped out at me! Cute Halloween prank Alana - LOL! This was a fun swap, and I can't wait to try my new seeds. Thank you very much for being hostess.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 12:02PM
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mjzzyzoff(6oh)

SO EXCITED! They came today! I am literally only halfway through looking at them and I'm almost in tears, so many things I wanted!!! And things I can't wait to try! And things they I didn't want bad enough to go on my wishlist, but now that I see them I'm like OH YEAH!

Alana, thank you so much for making my first swap so wonderful!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 2:23PM
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ruthz

Just got home and found my spooky package waiting.

WOW!!
Sooo many great seeds. Lots from my want list.
Can't wait to look up all the others that I'm not familiar with.
Great swap even thou I got lost on the Bingo and didn't finish.
Alana, thank you so much hosting and everyone that played for all the entertainment and great seeds.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 7:51PM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

Oh me, Oh my. . I got my wonderful seeds today. . . So many things on my " oh I need to order this" list and many surprises. . . So very happy. . . . Thanks to everyone that participated and Super thank you Alana for making this the most fun swap so far this year.

Happy Gardening Everyone

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 7:55PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Oy vay! What a pile o seeds! (my package came today)

The first thing I did after opening the package was to put in those sharp teeth and promptly bite my husband.

Next, I went thru all the seed packets. Stunned to see so many awesome seeds!

Finally, DH and I spent our anniversary evening carving pumpkins! (later, we'll roast the seeds in butter and Tony Chachere's YUM)

Alana, you did such a splendid job hosting this swap (as always)! I hope it becomes a MNF annual event!!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 8:05PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

Got my seeds today! Yahhoooo! I am so excited about all of them. Thank you so much for a really fun swap. I enjoyed the cartoons, bingo, and friendly posts. Thanks everyone!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 11:11PM
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jhgarden9(9)

WOW! Got the package today, and I am so excited going through all the seeds. Many of them are from my want list. Lots of surprises when I go through the seed packs.

What a fun swap! This is the first swap I join, didn't know it could be this much fun! Thank you everyone, and special thank you to Alana.

Judy

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 1:04AM
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poisondartfrog

Katie, are those your Jack'O'Lantern's? They are fantastic!
I am glad the packages are making their way home. No time to update the list now, but there are only a handful that have not reported. I hope the remainder arrive today, but they should all be home this week.

It's Halloween!! Yippee! Have a fun day, and especially evening, everyone.

.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 5:32AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Alana, what a super duper job you have done here!
We arrived home late yesterday and after dropping off DD at her home, I grabbed my package of seeds and began Oooohhhhing and aahhhhing.WOW!!!! What wonderful seeds everyone sent and Alana selected. So many that I really wanted.
Love them all but sending special thanks to whoever sent the Amana Gold tomatoes and the brussels sprouts. Tried to order those but both were out of stock. How lucky can I be to get them in the swap?
Loved the theme, the many cartoons and the seeds....everything
Many many thanks to Alana and all the swappers.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 8:12AM
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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Good morning everyone (it's 10-after-six, here)! Had to get on the computer while my pain meds are still kicked-in. A little over a week ago I came down with "Shingles" (on my scalp and down the left side of my face), and it spread fast. The pain is absolutely unreal. Even the Hydrocodone+Acetaminaphen pain killer I'm taking doesn't get rid of all of it, but at least it takes the edge off for a while. Then, the doc gave me a tube of "Triamcinolone Acetonide" ointment to apply to affected areas. Anyway, just wanted to say sorry I haven't posted sooner, but this is why. - Received my chock-full, wonderful package of seeds two days ago,...I just haven't been on the computer worth a hoot. Thank you one and all for participating in this super fun swap! Especially you, Alana! The cartoons totally rock...! - Okay, it's starting to hurt again, so I'm going back to bed (counting the minutes till I'm allowed another dose of pain med). - Happy Halloween everyone!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 9:35AM
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recipesaver2(z5PA.,z9Fl,z6NC)

Well, I must not have walked under any ladders or had any black cats cross my path because boy do I feel lucky!!
My seed packet has arrived with the most wonderful assortment of seeds. Are you sure it's not Christmas?
Trading seeds is always fun, but with Alana leading the way, and everyones participation and fantastic seeds, this was the most fun trade ever. I have loved it all.
Special thanks to you Alana for all the work and thoughtfulness. To each of the traders thank you for sharing all these seeds!!
Must get back to my oohing and aahing. :))
Happy Halloween
I'm off to see the Wizard!
Jean/recipesaver2

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 2:35PM
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primrose1x3(7)

loved the pumpkin art - here are a few more, great scans for 'pooter monitor or slide shows or home-made cards or something with which to decorate your frig door in the event of a pumpkin crop failure - http://lillyho.livejournal.com/145533.html

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 5:36PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Yes, Alana! Those are the pumpkins we carved up last night. You can tell which one is my husband's based on the drill-bit sized nostrils!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 8:00PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Received my package on thursday and was very exceited to find alot of seeds that were on my want list. Thanks Alana for doing such a great job with this swap, and to everyone donating their seeds!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 11:38AM
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ishareflowers

Hell0 All My package came just in time to sort through them while passing out candy!

Thank you Alana for a nice selection of seeds.

Thank you to everyone else who played too!

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 5:16PM
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domehome(9 CA)

Mine arrived! I'm so excited, this is like sorting through a bag of candy on Halloween! I was just sitting here thinking about how these seed exchanges have changed my garden. So many of the seeds I would never have even known about, let alone picked to grow. I have found some real keepers in past years and from the looks of these new ones, my garden is going to be gorgeous next Spring. Alana, thanks so much for doing all the work.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 7:19PM
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graanieb

Hope your Halloween was lots of fun, sorry about the shingles Darrin, hope you feel well soon, they're no fun that's for sure, my mom had them, sis had to massage her a lot, take care.
Thank you all who participated in the top notch swap.
Don't forget to turn clocks back and check smoke detector batteries.
have a great weekend,
Bea

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 6:35AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Happy November!!
I just wanted to post a huge THANK YOU to Alana for my Bingo prize!! What a shock!

I've been so caught up in 'things' this week this is the first that I've checked emails!

THANK YOU SO MUCH ALANA!! SUPER SWAP, SUPER PRIZE, SUPER LADY! :D

Have a great Saturday!l
vina

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 1:40PM
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ishareflowers

I thought my seeds may have gotten lost, they didn't!
The package was opened BUT I have a couple of dozen packets of seeds that I am thrilled to have.

Thank you Alana for putting the whole swap together, I know how much time it takes..Thank you to all the players for sharing your seeds with me.

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 4:55PM
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poisondartfrog

Oh no, Lisa. I am sorry about that! I'm glad there was something left.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 5:33PM
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