One Halloween I ...
made a clown out of myself! [Sorry, I didn't have a pic of me dressed as an ass, so I went with clown.]
I loved Halloween when I was little. Usually, Mom would make our costumes, and Dad would do our make-up, carve pumpkins with us, and build a scarecrow. The one Halloween that stands out, however, actually had very little to do with Halloween.
I ran up the street to a convenience store for something, and as I was walking out, I breezed past an older gentleman and thought huh, that's funny, he's got a jacket like Uncle Jay. [A silver jacket with a fox on the back. Uncle Jay was my Mom's brother-in-law, and The Silver Fox was what everyone called him.] This guy even kinda looks like Uncle Dave [Jay's brother who looks more like Bing Crosby]. I thought that was funny since I was in Massachusetts and they all lived in Louisiana...and home I went.
So, of course, I walk in the house and my Mom is on the phone - yup, with Dave, who happened to be in town and wanted to pop in to see us but needed directions. He knew he was in the right area but didn't know how to get to the house.
Uh, yeah, I know where he is, I'll go get him ...
The funny thing is that when I got home again and took off my jacket, I realized that I had been shaving creamed at some point, but I never saw anyone else. You don't think it was Uncle Dave, do you???
|Clowning around at 4 yrs old|
Probably not where you want to pose your 5-year old - standing on one foot leaning over into the opening of the stairwell ...
If I ever go back to being a hobo, I understand there's a great new train system in town.
Lots of train cars to hop.
OK, a few things are odd here. First, there are pics of me getting made up, but none when completed. Second, from the head-on shot, I'm guessing my father recently caught up to me with his barber kit ... and no, he was not a barber. Thanks a lot Dad! Third, I'm just noticing that in the shot on the left, for the one and only time, I can actually see a resemblance between my sister and I!
I must have been shooting for "good witch" this year. Dad had made a big crooked plaster nose with warts on it, but since my nose is green here, I'm guessing that was another year. See, a spooky black dog is just as good as any old black cat. Gotta love the Dr. Sholl's and socks. They really round out the costume, don't you think?
So, what was your most memorable Halloween???
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