My most memorable Halloween

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iPhone8 capture at recent Home Depot trip manipulated in Pixelmator, cropping unwanted part and adding two separate backgrounds as layers using a spooky forest and rolling fog images borrowed from the net

Good-morning, Ghouls & Boos!  Technically, there’s one more day but this is the Tuesday in October and so another month bites the dust! Last week, I suggested talking about our most memorable Halloween or what your plans are for Halloween?

I reckon my most memorable Halloween was when I dressed as the Queen of the Nile which I talked a little about in a recent Throwback Thursday edition. My cobbled childhood memories blur together, so I thought I’d share some fun captures of my kiddies from their early days.

Halloween 1988 Count Daddicula & Baby Bunny DD#1 at a Sunday School party. This little bunny got passed around quite a bit that night.

 

Halloween 1990, no thrills just plain ole pops (but he’s my Super Hero always) with Baby Bunny DD#2

 

Halloween 1994 a little Lion King DS with Proud Papa

Halloween wasn’t a big production here but we did enjoy some of the fun. We made a special drive across town nearly every year so the kids could trick or treat at their uncle and auntie’s home (our only close relatives in town). It was as much of treat for them as it was for them.

Halloween 1992 DD#1 as Tinkerbell and DD#2 as Wendy trick or treating at uncle & auntie’s doorstep. I made their costumes without a pattern. They turned out cute but it was hard. Hopefully, they have fond memories wearing something mommy made by hand.

Hey, It’s Okay to look back on photos at these ahh moments when a kiddo is looking particularly cute. Just look at DD#2’s face! It’s like she’s saying, “Did you say something Mommy?”

 

Halloween 1996 (originally shared this photo sex years ago in a Wayback Wednesday segment that I didn’t notice until now) Three little Indians, heading home from trick or treating at uncle & auntie’s house. DS is wearing his dad’s Indian headdress. His parents got it for him in Cherokee North Carolina when he was a youngster. One little Indian had too much trick or treating!

Hey, It’s Okay to catch a nap in the car. It’s good for the body and mind! I nod off often, especially after an all day out. I get tired easily!

We took them to a few homes in our neighborhood and they usually got more candy than they needed but never quite enough for a kid. Of course, we bought lots of candy which they had a generous amount of and I always made home-made goodies – caramel apples, popcorn balls, and/ or caramel corn. I still make home-made caramels for dipping apple slicing and caramel corn. 😉

 

Halloween 1997 – A family tradition was to carve “Happy” jack-o-lantern. DD#2, a Beauty Queen, DS – Pooh Bear, & DD#1 an Arabian Princess. The Halloween bag in her lap belonged to her daddy. All three kids used it at one point over the years.

It was traditional to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.  DD#1 always cried when Snoopy broke in tears. I’ll never forget the first time she watched it. It was so cute and yet it pulled at my heart. All I kept thinking was what a tender heart child and she’s still very much the same.

Halloween 1998 – DD#2 a Southern Belle, DS a cowboy (the cowboy hat & shirt are from DH’s boyhood), and DD#1 a Snowflake Princess. I hand painted designs on their cheeks.

Hey, It’s Okay to once a year junk out big time until you’re so sick you think you’re going to be sick because only then you can stare the candy pile down without temptation to eat another bite.

On the weekend before or proceeding Halloween, we had a little party where we stayed up late watching movies usually Halloween theme flicks such as Ghostbusters, Young Frankenstein, and such.  We didn’t watch any gruesome flicks. I guess the scariest ones we ever watched was Ghost Ship and The Ring. The later was way too creepy for me.

The focus primarily was spent on the fun of dressing up and having lots of candy. Although, I’m sure by the time they got old enough they wished they could get creepy looking but I wouldn’t have any of that because there is just too much real scary in the world. I think they had a good time and I know that we did. Their childhood went much too quickly to suit me but we have some wonderful memories for a life time and I hope they look back on with fondness, too.

 

This will be the last Halloween DD#2 spends in Knoxville. She and DSIL will head to Portland Maine this weekend to begin their new life.  This is definitely a bittersweet moment for us.  We’re happy for them but sad to see them go. So, I’m sharing another Maine mewsician discovery, as I present you the American psych sound of Arborea!

 

 

 

 

 

After this week, I am going to scale back on blogging for the rest of the year. Life gets to hectic with the holidays and I want to enjoy all things instead of feeling pushed, so if I blog then fine and if not just know all is well. If you don’t want to miss the latest mews then sign up for to get email notification of my latest posts. 😉

I’m linking up taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “My most memorable Halloween

  1. messymimi

    Oh, such fun memories! It’s hard to watch them grow up, yet i wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Mimi,

      I miss my babies but like you I won’t have it any other way, to see them grow into fine adults making their ways in life. Thanks for dropping by for a visit.

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  2. Birgit

    My mom said the other day, Lthank Hod I don’t have to drive you 2 anymore”. Of things she remembers, she remembers this….hahahaaa. She was great and so inventive with our costumes. She would take us to the nearest village( we lived in the country) and we ran to every home. It was a perfect Halloween town. I have such fond memories of this town, running from house to house, Through The leaves, getting regular chocolate bars, pop, rockets( which my brother and I both loved) and tons of peanuts. I think my mom wished for these times back just like you do. It must be difficult to see your one leave the area but thankfully there is Skype!

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