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I wonder whether perhaps we have all the Heavenly souls to thank for this All Hallows Eve rain. The wind started swirling as I was trying to light the luminaria lining the driveway, and I had to re-light several candles as the evening progressed. The “rain is coming” smell started soon after, and I just held my breath, hoping our rain clouds would not blow away.

Luminaria along the driveway...and one has been blown out again.

Luminaria along the driveway…and one has been blown out again.

When the girls got home from the Harvest Festival, they brought reinforcements with them, and soon everyone was off trick or treating. Our house had “cute” decorations, as always, but the next-door and across the street neighbors’ houses were pretty scary. As they headed out, they met up with our little neighbor, Kora (I am her honorary great-grandmother) for a few minutes of hugs and candy. Later they went to her house for treats and a longer visit.

Olivia, Lily, and Kora, heading out!

Olivia, Lily, and Kora, heading out!

As they were walking back up our driveway, the rain was just starting. They scooted indoors just in time for a lovely downpour, complete with thunder and lightning and more winds. The timing was perfect for everyone. And although it is not raining this very instant, the forecast calls for rain all night long. So we may have a rainy lullabye to lull us to sleep.

Sleep well.