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October is national popcorn popping month. Read some 17th-century Europeans' observations of popcorn-popping among indigenous Americans, and find many fun popcorn facts, on this Popcorn website.

"Even in its secular and commercial form, Halloween ritualizes our inescapable destination," write UU World magazine's editors to introduce the article, "Festival of the Dead" by Patricia Montley, published online October 31, 2005.

"I remember exactly when I first became afraid of death in a more-than-childish way," writes Doug Muder in the UU World magazine article, "A candy bar for death" published online October 31, 2011.

Darcey Laine's November 1, 2010 sermon at the UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin (PA), "A Spooky Unitarian Universalist Halloween Story," can be found online. She tells about the spiritualist movement of the 1800s and the experiences of 19th-century minister, Rev. John Dods, receiving messages from spirits of the dead.

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