10/31/2007

More Trick or Treaters at the Door!

So, O.K. Not ALL the Trick or Treaters were young children tonight! These ones were old enough to say that they loved our pumpkin! Everybody is looking for peace, it seems!

13 comments:

jeerjeerak said...

Nazy jan, next time we're gonna come trick or treating at your door, if you keep up this complementary photo taking;)

! said...

LOL
من هم میخوام !!!!
به جیرجیرک حسودیم شد !!!!
اصلا چه معنی داره خونه ی شما اون ور دنیاس !!!

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

وای نازی جان یاد چهارشنبه سوری های کودکی ام افتادم
یاد قاشق زنی ها و سکه ها و تخم مرغ های آب پز
مرسی از نوشتن این پست
مرسی

jeerjeerak said...

! jan, i'm also thousands of miles away from where Nazy is. That was wishful thinking:)

Anonymous said...

nazy jan
I didn't have enough time to treating and tricking in your home,
just save my candies please, I will be there soon
KESI DAST BEZANE MIKOSHAMESH, BE HAMIN SHABE AZIZ GHASAM!!!!!
bayram

Daisy said...

I'm guessing someone has been busy. It doesn't matter if you forgot your camera with you. As you said you made up for it on the Halloween night.
I really liked the idea of "the shape of the international Peace symbol".
take care

Nazy said...

Salam Jeerjeerak Jan: Now that you have Uni-Far so worked up, you must definitely come trick or treating next year! Yes, I must say I did surprise the visitors when I asked for their permission to photograph them. I gave them a treat and a trick! Be happy Jeer Jan.

Nazy said...

Salam Farshad Jan: It's too bad I didn't know you during the years I lived in Tehran.

We celebrated Halloween in Tehran every year. It was hilarious, because for one thing, Iranian pumpkins are not round like the American variety; at least for many years we couldn't find any round ones. The Iranian variety are all long, as you know! Carving one of those tall pumpkins was an entertainment in itself! One year I planted American pumpkins in the front lawn of my father's apartment complex! They grew and we had two small but round pumpkins that year. The problem was that pumpkins grow on vines that keep spreading on the patch! By the time they were ready for "harvest," the plant had taken over the entire front yard, causing us to be issued a notice by the neighbors! We had a costume party for my kids' friends, except most of the time I would end up having to paint everyone's faces and dressing them up in costumes! Then I would take the children "trick of treating" at our neighbors' apartments, excep nobody knew about Halloween and they didn't know that they had to give candy to the kids! So I would take the candy during the day and leave it with the neighbors, asking them to give them to the children when they came around! It was a lot of work, but it gave my kids and their friends many years of happy Halloween memories in Tehran. You are welcome to my home anytime. Ours will be a long friendship and you can come one of these years! Just don't make it too late; I don't want to be a grumpy old lady when you show up at my door, asking for candy! Be good Farshad Jan.

Nazy said...

Neda Joonam: Do you remember ghashogh zani? I thought that part of the custom is now extinct, and young people don't know about it anymore! Charshanbeh Soori in Tehran is now all about firecrackers and explosions! When we were kids, my brothers and sisters would ALL wear chadors to disguise themselves and we would take copper bowls and spoons and make a lot of noise by our neighbors' houses, asking for goodies! We scored big, too, some years even getting shiny 1 toomani coins! Nowrooz is still the biggest celebration in my household because I had those beautiful memories. I have tried to give my children good memories of many celebrations, so that they will know how to celebrate life any chance they get anywhere! Be happy sweet Neda.

Nazy said...

Bayram Jan: Your candy is safe with me. We did have a lot of leftovers, even though as I took pictures, my older son was filling everyone's bags with candy! That's where those smiles came from! When are you coming?

Nazy said...

Salam Daisy Jan! Yes, we were busy celebrating! It is easier to expect guests in a house than it was to expect them in my apartment last year! I had only one trick of treater last year and it was sad as we were eating the leftover candy for weeks!

I loved the way our pumpkin looked, too, especially because I can see that my younger son is preoccupied with peace these days. He should be. Everyone should be. Especially leaders and presidents, but it appears that they are the least worried about it! President Bush certainly does not seem worried about it at all. I so dislike him. Be good Daisy Jan.

! said...

نازی جان
بعد از مدتها الان تازه این صفحه ی گزیرشهات باز شد و من که خیلی هم مشتاق بودم ببینم برای من چی نوشتی رو بعد از مدتها تونستم بخونم
متاسفانه اینجا اینجوریه دیگه
ایمیل هم زدم جوابم رو ندادی !!!!1
ولی خوب خوندن مطالبت رو از دست ندادم همه رو خوندم فقط گزیرش ها باز نمی شد ( بدلیل سرعت کم اتصال ) راستی در مورد کدو !!!
در ایران ما چند جور کدو داریم
اون کدو های مورد نظر شما که دراز هستند کدوی بورانی نام دارند
ولی گونه ای از کدو که کدو تنبل اسمشه وجود داره که مثل کدوهای آمریکایی گرده شایدم کمی گرد تر !!!1
راستی ما در باغمان در طالقان گونه های متعددی از کدو کشت می کنیم
کدوی عادی
کدوی برانی
و البته کدوی تنبل
پس اگر تصمیم گرفتی در ایران هالویین بگیری بگو من برات کدوی گرده گرد بیارم !!!!1
be good

Nazy said...

Dear Wonderful And Generous Universal Farshad:

You are so sweet! Yes, the last few years we were in Iran, we did manage to find the round variety of pumpkins, but I never knew that they came from Taleghan! Thank you for helping me learn something new. I'm sorry if I have neglected your email. It has been a crazy week, and I have been truly busy with many goings on. I promise to go find your email and reply to it this weekend. You are so kind, Farshad. Of course, you know that Kash and Taleghan are on top of my "places to visit before I live a long life" list! Thanks for being my friend. I hope you are having a good weekend Farshad Jan.