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Dave Casper: Enjoy Octobers spendor while it lasts
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Goodbye to October, I knew thee well! Your beauty is spectacular!

I’m thinking very seriously about getting away from the computer and going to the mountains. There’s nothing like it for a visual treat that is hard to beat.

Hey! did I just wax poetical? Autumn in North Georgia will do that to you. So will a frying pan upside the head, but that’s another story.

Most of the fall festivals are packed up and over, but the grandeur of nature will continue for a few more weeks. It’s a show you don’t want to miss. It gives credence to the old adage that says “the best things in life are free!”

The fall revivals have mostly come and gone, as well. However, my church will have revival services Oct. 18-21. The evangelist bringing the message is from Romania, where he and his people were persecuted for their faith, yet they considered it a blessing!

The speaker made this statement: “I grew up hearing the stories from my father of men and women of God who did not fear anything or anyone but God.” Strong testimony, in my opinion.

It promises to be a good round of services.

Halloween and trick or treat wrap up the month with candy, costumes and scary people. And some, like me, are even scarier without our masks. Many churches will have a “trunk or treat” for the kids, and the adults who still like to act like kids. Lots of fun for all, but no zombies need apply.

So it won’t be long before we get into November and Thanksgiving and the brisk weather that comes along with the season.

The Spanish el Dia de los Muertos, the day of the dead, begins Nov. 1 and concludes the next day.

After that, we get wind and cold, the leaves fall off the trees, and we get elections! What fun!

Raking, blowing, the wind blowing and messing up my hair — well, OK, maybe not on the hair!

Dave Casper is a longtime South Hall County resident and a frequent columnist.

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