This celebration of Hallow’ed Eve is rooted in Christianity, since it is on the eve of All Saints Day (Nov. 1), which honors those who have made it to heaven and “attained the beatific vision,” which Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls would like to see some day.
Anyway, the celebration of Hallowed Eve dates more than 2,000 years to ancient
Tight-ass, no-fun prude, she was. What was the "Holy See" anyway? It was probably when the Queen said, "See? See-ee? Three to five wins this year! I told you so. I TOLD you so!"
Soul, soul, an apple or two,
If you haven't an apple, a pear will do,
One for Peter, two for Paul,
Three for the Man Who made us all.
I went down to the St James Infirmary,
Stretched out on a long white table,
So sweet ... so cold ... so fair.
Let her go ... let her go ... God bless her,
Wherever she may be,
She can look this wide world over,
But she’ll never find a sweet man like me.
When I die want you to dress me in straight lace shoes.
I wanna a boxback coat and a Stetson hat,
Put a $20 gold piece on my watch chain,
So the boys’ll know that I’ll be back.
– Louis Armstrong, “St. James Infirmary”