Past Hallowe’ens

It’s almost Halloween! The SITS Girls are sponsoring a Canon Rebel giveaway this weekend…it’s their way of throwing a Halloween Blog Party!

Halloween memories…. There was the time I wore a clown costume that was too large for me, and we got caught in the pouring rain while trick-or-treating. One year, I was invited to a friend’s Halloween party, and we tried bobbing for apples. No one successfully into bit an apple, but everyone got soaked trying!

Remember the days when it was safe to eat homemade treats? I really disliked getting popcorn balls because they hurt my teeth, but gooey, marshmallow-ey Rice Krispy bars were oh-so-good! I ate all of my goodies right away, but my sister prided herself on saving her candy until Easter.

And the costumes! Dressing up on Halloween was so much fun! My dad sent us an email just yesterday, asking about our costumes as kids. He got a flurry of emails as a response. I thought, why not let these emails be part of my post? The following emails are real; however, names and email addresses have been changed.

costumes

From: jim@outtopastor.com
To: tony@mathplus.edu; ginny@lemondroppie.net; jamie@waterworld.com; ed@imtheman.com; mmb@musicprof.edu; hjmb@iheartart.com

Dear kids, I think about a lot of things — today I am thinking about any halloween costumes you kids might have worn. And you know I can’t remember much of anything, except the famous tiger costume that Jamie wore when he was little and ran right into Grandma G’s house!!! I still smile at that picture in my head.

But you know what, did you kids dress up much at halloween? for school parties? or what? write and tell me if you remember. I suppose there must be pictures?

Anyway, like to hear from you if you remember anything.

Tony and Ed? Did you ever wear costumes at Halloween?

much love, dad/jim

RE: costumes

From: ed@imtheman.com
To: jim@outtopastor.com
Cc: tony@mathplus.edu; ginny@lemondroppie.net; jamie@waterworld.com; mmb@musicprof.edu; hjmb@iheartart.com

Jim,

I was never much for costumes…probably because I’m too lazy to put any thought or effort into one. My favorite costume was when Emmy was a chili pepper!

Ed
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RE: costumes

From: jamie@waterworld.com
To: jim@outtopastor.com
Cc: tony@mathplus.edu; ginny@lemondroppie.net; ed@imtheman.com; mmb@musicprof.edu; hjmb@iheartart.com

We should look for pictures. Other than the tiger, I don’t remember. I seem to remember wearing something in grade school, maybe something mom made.  I am now curious. -Jamie

RE: costumes

To: jim@outtopastor.com
From: ginny@lemondroppie.net
Cc: tony@mathplus.edu; jamie@waterworld.com; ed@imtheman.com; mmb@musicprof.edu; hjmb@iheartart.com

Dad, look in that green photo album which is in the little nightstand in the guest room. There are pictures of Meredith and me dressed up as witches! Mom always said she didn’t know why she picked out such scary masks for us, since she didn’t like Halloween in the first place!

~Ginny

RE: costumes

To: ginny@lemondroppie.net
From: mmb@musicprof.edu
Cc: jim@outtopastor.com; tony@mathplus.edu; jamie@waterworld.com; ed@imtheman.com; hjmb@iheartart.com

And, of course, there were the bat costumes that Mom made for us — those were Ginny’s favorites for a long time, I think!

Love, Meredith

RE: costumes

To: mmb@musicprof.edu
From: jamie@waterworld.com;
Cc: jim@outtopastor.com; ginny@lemondroppie.net; tony@mathplus.edu; ed@imtheman.com; hjmb@iheartart.com

I think that might be what I wore! I remember wrist straps and the black wings. -Jamie

RE: costumes

To: jamie@waterworld.com
From: mmb@musicprof.edu
Cc: jim@outtopastor.com; ginny@lemondroppie.net; tony@mathplus.edu; ed@imtheman.com; hjmb@iheartart.com

Yep, that’s the one! I wonder if those are still in the basement somewhere?

Love to you all,
Meredith

RE: costumes

From: jim@outtopastor.com
To: tony@mathplus.edu; ginny@lemondroppie.net; jamie@waterworld.com; ed@imtheman.com; mmb@musicprof.edu; hjmb@iheartart.com

Dear you all, I didn’t think I’d get such quick responses. I now remember the witch masks (the pictures are here) and now I remember the bat costumes also; I wonder too if they are here somewhere. much love, dad. sunny; think I’ll stain a little deck yet.

Tomorrow’s post…Halloween crafts!

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3 Responses to Past Hallowe’ens

  1. This is the kind of post you'll enjoy many years from now, where you can look back at old email messages.What a cute chili pepper!

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