The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

I used to read this with my oldest daughter every year at Halloween from when she was about 13. Last year I began this tradition with my younger daughter when she turned about that age.

The first time I heard this was when I was in 5th grade at school. I guess I was about 11 or 12. It was the first time I had ever heard of Edgar Allen Poe.

One funny thing was the the English teacher was names Mr, Edgar. I think I must have wondered if they were related…LOL

Anyway I remember that a lot of the people in class were bored and did not really understand the point of this kind of poetry. But I was mesmerized and fascinated. I went up to the teacher after class and asked questions about this dark poet.

Edgar Allan Poe is still one of my favorite writers.

History Channel Videos About Halloween

Here are a few interesting short videos from the History Channel web site about Halloween. These are fun to watch and you can share them with your children too. Halloween has a complex, rich history which involves traditions and beliefs from different religions, time periods and cultures.

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/halloweens-origins?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/haunted-history-of-halloween?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/halloween-goes-commercial?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

Sun High Orchard Activity for the Kids

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This weekend is Halloween weekend. I promised my daughter that we would do fun activities on that weekend. I am planning to take her to the Haunted Scare House, but I want to do a daytime activity too.

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Sun High Orchard is a family owned farm that is about a 15 minute drive to get to from my house. They have animals that you can feed like sheep, and goats. There are a lot of bunnies….YAY! If you have been following me for a while then you know how I love love love bunnies.

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There is a little store there that sells homemade bread, apple butter, and jellies. The store has some antiques as decorations, which will be interesting for my daughter to see. I think the last time I took her she was too young to appreciate the antiques.

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There are some photos from the web site HERE

http://www.sunhigh.com/page/page/4862850.htm

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