Almost Halloween

Cathi and Jim snapped together in the Northside Market, Fredericton, NB, 26 Octobre, 2013.
Cathi and Jim snapped together in the Northside Market, 26 Octobre, 2013.

—Sunday, Octobre 27th, 2013 (grey and damp, 8˚C / 46˚F @ 7:20 pm here)

Yesterday we discovered the place where we can turn in bottles and cans for deposit rebates here. Then we continued on up the road a short distance to visit the Northside Market for the second time in two weeks.

—A customer at the “Brewed Awareness / Conscious Coffee” booth (behind us in the photo) Saw me taking photographs and asked if we’d like her to take our photo together. So of course we said yes.

—The Northside Market is an interesting place, an upscale Flea Market, open indoors year round. On October 26th there was a costume contest going on and a ‘House of Horrors’ put on by one of the vendors there.

Dinosaur Caostume with IronMan's Head for a goody bag.
There were lots of wonderful costumes being worn by happy kids and several adults. This was the only one I caught where the kid’s identity could not be guessed. (We are concerned with protecting children and their families.) And it was a very cool costume.

—We also caught the Winning Costume for 1st place in “Costumes worn by Vendors” category.

Woman Dressed up as a doll?
This Costume Won First Prize for a Vendor’s Costume.

—We also found some wonderful locally produced wine, healthy locally produced bread, and one of the best tasting chickens (also locally produced) we’ve even been lucky enough to find, buy and cook. (Yum).

—And seeing such happy, bright smiles on the faces so many kids makes me wish they held events like Halloween dress-ups more often- Give children the chance to be children more often.