Local Mother of Three Expresses Sadness with Simple Colon and Open Parenthesis
     Sad news indeed this week as we were all informed that the Halloween Party that has become as much a part of the holiday as bobbing for apples and fresh marzipan for the tots, will not be held this year. This ill news arrived by way of the Electronic Mail with a subject that read: Halloween Party :(
     I was excited to see this message, but I paused before I opened it, seeing the symbol of mute sadness, a harbinger of unwanted news. Indeed the body of the message also had an unsmiling ASCII face. The worst was confirmed.
     I believe I shall have to find an alternate location to celebrate the coming of the All Hallows Eve.
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