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My Halloween History in Pictures

My Halloween History in Pictures

Halloween is just one long session of pretend play! Enjoy these Halloween photos from my childhood.

My mom was awesome at making it special for us: hand-sewn costumes, Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin patch visits and pumpkin carving, and letting us eat LOTS of candy.

The best part was that SHE always dressed up (a tradition which I have sadly not carried on). She would keep it a mystery until the night of Halloween. Then she’d lock herself up in her room and emerge as: a witch, a pregnant lady in a bathrobe with face cream on, and too many other creations to count.

I have vivid memories of the year one little boy in our Trick-or-Treat group dressed as a starfish and could barely walk. It was more like a waddling starfish. It was such a thrill to be out in the DARK that we didn’t care he was slowing us down!

Halloween History

With all the talk about safety, you’d think this is the most hazardous night of the year! C’mon! Stick with your kids, meet some of your neighbors, and chomp on some candy for one day out of the year. This is supposed to be fun.

That’s me right before I turned 2 years old. I was Snoopy.

In this Halloween photo, I’m the oldest as Isis, then my little sis, and cousin who is between us in age. Boy, were we trouble!

Way back in the olden days, we even bobbed for apples.

Didn’t really think about the black cat problem when I dunked my whole head in.

It was okay, even if it messed up our makeup!

Have tons of fun — whatever you do. I wonder what the moon will look like and what spooky sights you’ll see!


Saturday 31st of October 2015

You met all the requirements, Michele, then and now. For if a child is to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder, they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. (sic - Rachel Carson)


Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Super fun walk down memory lane! Great pics! Great memories! Fun to keep them alive with our own kids - ninjas, John Muirs or butterflies - it's all still childhood memories in the making!!


Wednesday 31st of October 2012

Love! Happy Halloween!


Wednesday 31st of October 2012

How cute! And how fun that you still have the photos from those Halloweens. I love all your costumes. And yes, have fun tonight!

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