Thursday, November 1, 2018
And then there was Halloween…
Cars of beauty and art:
Darla's Pumpkin Pickup
Sherry and I were out at the house and ready. We played dominoes and watched the clock. The sidewalk pole light and porch light were on. We actually watched TV. After over an hour of it, I still wonder why I ever watched TV.
We had no little Witches or Goblins show up, so we have candy for whoever comes around. LOL
I know, and have met several people who get VERY UPSET that Christians take part in Halloween. Me? My dad who was a preacher NEVER discouraged me from running around with the other kids, making noise and trying to figure out who everyone was.
Sad to say, I was raised before there was such a thing as trick or treat. We did some ‘tricking’. Taking a bar of soap from our bathrooms, we headed down town to ‘soap some windows.’ Seldom did anyone leave their trash can out at the road, because boys made sure they were turned over and rolled down the street. I am sure girls never did things like that.
I always thought that making your ‘costume or mask’ was part of the challenge. You could always go to the Dime Store and get a ‘Long Ranger type half mask for a dime, or a full face one for 20 cents. They were stuck together in stacks like drink covers at McDonalds. My favorite was dressing like a Hobo with a red nose and dirty face. Using a girl’s lipstick for the nose (I had to buy a nickel lipstick ‘cause my mama and sister weren’t allowed to wear lipstick.) I always gave it to Shirley, it was our secret. I think she ‘sinned’ and wore it at school sometime. ;-)
Hair could be died with food coloring. Many, many kids used Grocery bags to cut up, paint and make masks. There was always the Very Original kids that stuck out. The towns had one ‘Main Street’ and everyone milled up and down the street, fake scaring each other.
I watch families now and they spend a lot to decorate and costume their kids. And I like the giant fan operated and blow up monsters, dragons and pumpkins.
Halloween time is a time for kids….. I like it.
PS: Thanks for the comments and prayers for Gary's family. As always I appreciate the Bloggersville friends. This circle, thought shrinking, is a great safety net of support. You guys are the best.
Heck, it seems the refer is holding it's own after the Thermistor change, but I said that before methinks. Still not ice though.........