Question: “body hair resurrection”
Answer: This seemed like a good, zombie-like topic for a Halloween edition. And it’s actually quite an interesting question. Will I have to shave my legs after the resurrection? Or by then will I be able to feel at peace with hairy legs? What about back hair? What about beards?
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
It doesn’t say anything about body hair. Quite a mystery. Rebecca J carefully considers all the hair restoration angles in this post. Readers, weigh in!
Question: “mormon halloween dance”
Answer: This reader was probably looking for Steve Evans’ interview of Elna Baker, author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. But, in the spirit of my recent Awkward Mormon Family Photos post, I present to you the above photo of me at a singles event with my now-hubby. Mormon-modest Leia slave girl costume, you saw it here first! While we’re on the topic of my family’s geekiness, I might as well show you how I used that same long yarn braid several years later to pass on the geekitude to the next generation. I rolled it up into a bun for each side of my daughter’s head, popped a marker in my son’s hand, and voila! World’s easiest Star Wars infant costumes:
Question: “agoraphobia and church attendance”
Answer: Some people are afraid of spiders, others are afraid of attending church? Does anyone have any tips?
Question: “rules for chili cook offs for mormons”
Answer: Many wards (including mine) will be hosting chili cookoffs at their Halloween trunk-or-treats. Cool October evening + homemade chili is a perfect match. This reminds me of a story. When I was a kid, I remember my mom getting a call reminding her that she had signed up for the ward party’s chili cookoff starting in just a couple hours. My mom confessed that she’d forgotten, and there wasn’t time to grocery shop and start slow-cooking a chili. The woman insisted that my mom bring something so they would have enough to feed everyone. “Fine,” my mom said resignedly, “But you know what I’m going to have to do, right?” The woman said that store bought cans would be fine. My mom bought 3 large cans of Dennison’s and 3 large cans of Nally’s, diced up a small onion, heated it up, and dropped it off at the contest table next to creations that others had spent hours or days soaking and slow cooking according to their multi-generation-provenance recipes. On the note where the sisters were to say something about their prized recipes my mom wrote, “DeNally’s Family Recipe.” Of course my mom took home all-around #1. The woman my mom had talked to on the phone swore my mom to secrecy for the sake of the other sisters’ feelings. For years my mom proudly displayed the wooden spoon painted “#1” in her kitchen.
Question: “dachshund growling”
Answer: For great Halloween reading, you can check out Aaron’s tale of his demon-possessed dachshund.
Answer: Eeeeeeekkkkkkkk!!! Please no!!! That’s the scariest thing I’ve seen or heard about this Halloween.