Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Hallowe’en Just Got More Real

So there’s this movie from way long ago (from even before my brother Josh got born) that’s called “Hallowe’en Town.”  It was so good of a movie that two more movies about it got made.  Every year, my mom lets us watch all three movies but not all on the same night (that’s too much movie watching).  She lets us watch one movie every week and then the fourth week is Hallowe’en!

Anyway, Aaron (my other older brother) showed me this news story online about a real town that gets all dressed up to be Hallowe’en Town for real.  It’s in Oregon in a town called St. Helen’s and that’s just like half an hour away from Portland (and that’s a really big city in Oregon).  So every year since the first movie got made, St. Helen’s gets decked out like Hallowe’en Town because that’s where the first movie got made!

And plus they even have their own Facebook page!  Here’s the link:


So on their Facebook page, they say they’ve got bonfires and magic acts and a Little Spooks parade for kids and a haunted mansion tour and all that kind of scary stuff.  There’s boatloads of hocus pocus going on in Hallowe’en Town that’s for sure!

Just so you don’t forget, Hallowe’en is happening this weekend so don’t let October be Oct-over because you forgot you needed a cool costume for the weekend.  And if you don’t know what to make as a costume, just check out the Hallowe’en Town page on Facebook and probably you’ll get lots of great ideas that won’t cost too much money or need lots of props.

I’ll let you know how Hallowe’en went for me next week.

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The Magic Of Ravn

My one grandpa, he’s Mohawk, and he likes to tell me a lot of really great stories.  One of them got told to him by his friends and he’s Haida, and it’s all about the magic of Raven.

But Ravens aren’t the only ones flying high in the sky in Alaska and making magic happen.  There’s another Raven and this one spells its name like this: Ravn.

Actually Ravn is a airline in Alaska, and when they found out I went flying in Marc Hightower’s 1927 Waco Straight wing biplane, they sent me this very nice letter.

I  learned a lot about Alaska from that letter.  I learned so much that it made me want to learn way more.  Maybe someday not so long in the future, I’ll get to go to Alaska and when I go there, I’m going to go see my new friends at Ravn Alaska so I can meet all of the people working there.

They sound to me to be very caring because they do so much to help everyone.  They don’t just get people to their vacation destinations (that’s what I like to call it because it sounds way more fun that way). They help people get food to their grocery stores, and they help get medicine and doctors and nurses to where they have to be to help people who aren’t feeling well.

Maybe they’ll even show me on a map how far away all the places are that they fly to with their planes.  If I’m lucky, maybe I’ll even get to ride in one of their airplanes.  I think that would be superly fun to do!

P.S.  If you look at the letter, you’ll see that’s a raven on their letterhead.  I think that’s so neat they did that.  And plus, it looks great.

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