All the shops are already filled with holiday and Christmas chocolate boxes. Also, today is Halloween and we are handing out candy to trick or treat’ing kids. So, it is a good time to again tell my kids that growing up we didn’t celebrate birthdays : ) and only got chocolates on Independence Day and Children’s Day at school. If that fell on a Sunday, too bad. : ) Talking of children, these are two of my favorite funny quotes: "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." – Franklin P. Jones "The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable." -Lane Olinghouse Happy November, folks! Hope yours is filled with child-like wonder and appreciation for life’s blessings and for IL’s finest posts. Looking forward to your nominations. .