Also all too often, when someone who has even just a bit of experience with Holden's celebrations will feel frustrated in trying to describe the extravagant efforts made by those in the village to celebrate both the momentous and the mundane. Before we are underway with the descriptions and the details, we want to give up and say, "Well, you have to be there to know what I am talking about."
Now that I have experienced my first Halloween here in the wilderness, perhaps the pictures I took at the various events will help you understand that whether you were in Houston or in Washington D.C., you missed out on a truly joyous celebration of Halloween this year...perhaps next year, you can come and see for yourself. You really do "have to be there to know what I am talking about."
Mid-afternoon, Chuck Carpenter, Operations Manager, began work on the wooden apple press, squeezing fresh apple juice for the night ahead.