What is it about being scared that is so frighteningly fun? I can’t figure it out but I do love me a good scary movie. Halloween is coming up in a couple days and it was always such a fun holiday when I was little girl. My mom usually made our costumes – we were ghosts wearing old sheets with holes for our eyes and mouth… or a witch with a big floppy black hat… I remember them well. And we had so much fun going out with our group of neighborhood friends… we would walk for what seemed like hours, venturing far from home in the never ending quest for more candy and not coming back home until our legs ached or we finally got too cold. And then we would dump all our candy onto the living room floor and start sorting it. And trading. : ) Gum was always the best and certain chocolate bars too. It was a simpler time for sure. There wasn’t the fear of what might happen if you let your kids go out alone, like there is today. The fear that someone might kidnap your child or put razor blades in their candy or crazy clowns roaming around or even worse. It was just a different time for sure. I’m really thankful I grew up when I did.
Wishing everyone a safe, happy (and spooky) Halloween! ~Michele
Halloween and the anticipation of it all was always so exciting thinking about the loads of candy we would get and the ones that were our favorites ~ double bubble was like the best bubble gum ever and blew the largest bubbles, I loved those candies that were in the black & orange wrappers and had a peanut butter center… and smarties too! truly any candy was a treat as sugar was fabulous in all its forms. I remember still buying penny candy in 1969 gosh that was so long ago but that’s really the first Halloween I remember… But I digress
Choosing what our costume was going to be? and how we’d make it?
We never had store bought costumes and had to make our own, what I wouldn’t have given to have a crown as a little girl, back then we made them out of cardboard and would cover them with sequins and chunky old fashioned glitter and thought they were quite fabulous… Then of course the big question… would it be raining? Would it be cold and I guess for all of you in the Midwest & east coast it might be snowing which meant we would have to wear a jacket and that would ruin everything because how could anyone see our costume that we worked so hard to make! That just couldn’t happen…. I think my costume that year I dressed up as a house wife I remember in those days women still wore curlers in their hair to the supermarket … Ok I’m deviating again…
I’ve spent most my Octobers at my sisters house for my birthdays but never really got to spend Halloween with my nieces or nephews but one year jordan & lulu dressed up for me and we carved pumpkins~ it was such fun… I miss those days
I’m wishing you a happy Halloween or harvest or however you celebrate it and wishing you lots of wonderful new memories with those you love and adore xo 🎃👻 Shirina