Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to You!
My very favorite costume I worn for Halloween was a WITCH costume! It was all black and my cape had beautiful GOLD GLITTER swirls all over it! I can see and feel it still in my mind! Another year I was "Mary had a Little Lamb" and pulled a wooden lamb covered with cotton balls on wheels!
One year as my Mother was taking all 5 of us kids door to door, we noticed a hunched over witch that followed us to each door! At times she would run in front of us and put her bag out first and was quite rude! When she was behind us walking, she would POKE us with her broom!!! We were spooked to say the least! My Mother giggled a few times so we knew we were not in danger. Finally after a L O N G block of Trick or Treating THE WITCH unveiled her was our favorite
Aunt Opal playing a naughty trick on us!!!
What fun MEMORIES!
What was your favorite costume or
fun memory of Halloween?


GRAMS said...

I have a way cute picture of me when I was a little kid as a lamb. My daughter has a 6 year old girl and 2 year old twin boys so the they are going as Little Bo Peep and her sheep.
In Canada (where I grew up) we always did fireworks on Halloween and that was always way fun.
Hope you are well. Love Janis

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Maryjane, I love your new header! I remember taking Marie and Jimmy around when they were young trick or treating. I would make their costumes every year. They grow up and all you have left is memories. All the grandkids live so far away to see but I still have the animals to dress up! LOL
Love, Ann

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

so cute!! I love that vintage picture too! ;) I was a witch also and I still remember my mother hemming and stitching me at the last minute, I loved it because it was one of the last times I let her dress me, lol...after that it was whatever was easy and warm and could repel eggs ;) lol

Lady Laurie said...

My Mom made all of our costumes ~ there were 5 of us. I was Mrs. Beasley (remember Family Affair), Little Bo Peep, Raggedy Ann among others, but my very favorite had to be Holly Hobby. My Mom even made me the great big bonnet she wore!

Mimi Sue said...

My birthday is the day before Halloween. I almost always had a pumpkin cake and a party that featured costumes and or trick or treating. Love all hour fall decorating. Did you make that felt kitty pillow? I love it. Mimi

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
i am having a giveaway. Hope you'll stop by.
Hugs, Rhondi

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I really don't hardly remember anything that I wore for Halloween, but I do remember that my mother would dress up as a witch every year to hand out candy to Trick or Treaters! She had so much fun doing this!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!!! You have some SUPER cute Halloween decor'. Great job on everything! So glad I came by for a visit. : )

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I was Mary from Mary had a little lamb in Kindergaten and in 1st grade I was a witch with a plastic mask with the flimsy elastic band. I still remember what it smelled like! Today, I dress as a witch and sit on my front porch bench passing out candy.
Thanks for sharing your fun memory with your Aunt!

*Shelli* said...

Mom... how can I decide. Mine was the one you hand made for me a "Candy Cane" costume and hat to match!!!! Who could forget the BIG pillow cases you let us take trick or treating! :)

Tiffani said...

great memories from your childhood on halloween mom!
i loved the panda bear costume you made me! also i loved wearing jody highams cheer leading costume one year, i felt so grown up! : )

kari and kijsa said...

Love this post!! Once we went as a pair of dice!!! too funny!!

Happy Saturday blessings
kari & kijsa

Heidi said...

I loved the halloween when you dressed us three girls up as ballerinas. We had on a leotard, a tutu, fish-net stockings, sequence crown and a sequence wand. We all had different colors, of course. I especially loved that you put blush on our cheeks, lip stick on our lips and mascara on our long eyelashes. We looked so pretty! I will never forget it. We took a picture together in front of the door on Citadel. The sun hadn't set yet and I remember squinting from the sun while taking the picture. I was sleepy (because I had just woken up for a nap) and it was close to dinnertime. Dad was still on his way home. I think I was in Kindergarten then! Didn't you sew a teddy bear costume for Nathan that year =) xo Thanks for the fun memory Mom!

The Vintage Kitten said...

My sister dressed up as a scarecrow being pushed about in a wheel barrow when we were trick or treating. When the unsuspecting person put their hand out to give us our treat, my sister would suddenly move and scare the life out of the them. It was so funny

Julie said...

Oh, Miss MaryJane!
That witch following you gave me the "heebies"! Shivers!!!
Nowadays, we'd have to pick up that cell phone and dial 911!
How fun that it was just your aunt and she left you with such a fun memory! I hope she shared some of her candy, too!!!
Many Blessings,

Lisa said...

What a great story. Kids don't trick or treat much around here anymore, it's just not the same. My favorite outfit mom made for me was a witch costume. Complete with dress, cape and hat. I loved it so much that's what I wanted to be every year. But I do remember she dressed me up like a monkey and EVERYONE laughed. I didn't get it, I thought everyone was making fun of me. I must've been 2 or 3.

Michelle said...

I don't know why I can't remember that far back but the only one I remember that really stuck out was my mother making a Mickey Mouse costume for me. I remember them because of all the pictures I have seen! kinda scares me now. HA!

Ruth Anne said...

Halloween was such fun wasn't it! I think my farorite costume was one Jeanette maid for me, it was a beatiful green "Little Bo Peep" full length dress, oh how it twirled! I carried a tall crook.I felt so beautiful.I also won 1st place for the most beautiful costume at Linda Cooks Halloween party!!!!HA HA.Oh,Heidi the teddy bear costume your Mom maid was handed down and both Ehren and Chelsea wore it! Thanks for the memories, my sweet sister!