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From Pherans To 'Flowers' in Fall: Eight Favourite Things About Autumn | MAMANUSHKA
Exactly eight years ago I moved from England to the USA. It was around this time of the year, I was getting acquainted with the nature of American politics, (remember Sarah Palin? Oh how things have changed!), trying to figure out being married (I was a newly wed, but this is still kind of happening 8 years on) and trying not to say ‘…but in England we do it like this’ after every few sentences…. I made a lot of new discoveries that year, (Americans have no idea what ‘tea’ means ) but one of my more peculiar observation was the American penchant for holiday decor. The kind of Halloween decor I saw on a walk around my block rivalled any haunted house fun fair ride I had seen in England. While there would always be that one house on the street that went a bit ‘far out’ with the Christmas lights and inflatable Santa in the sleepy Lincolnshire village I grew up in. In the USA, well in New York anyway, there was no such thing as ‘far out’. I was to go on to see inflatable snowmen being replaced by valentine stickers on garage doors and heart shaped …