That is me middle in my nurse costume at a neighborhood Halloween Party.
I may not have a specific favorite Halloween memory, but I have many fond memories of this holiday. When I was a child, Halloween was a big event. Regardless of the Fun Monday icon borrowed (stolen) from our hostess Sayre, I did not and do not think of Halloween as a scary holiday. I remember Halloween as a community event mostly for children but also for kind and giving adults. In our city, trick-or-treating began the week before October 31st so we went door to door begging for candy not only the night of Halloween but a few days before the 31st as well.
When our children were young, trick or treating was restricted to a few hours on Halloween night. Most years, I would sew costumes for the boys. The very first costume that I created for our oldest son was a king costume. The crown was made of green poster board, and he had a black velvet cape made from his mom's torn velvet slacks. Both the cape and the crown were trimmed in gold. As our sons grew, they requested a variety of costumes including a rabbit, a bat, a ghost, and Batman's sidekick Robin. Since our sons grew up in the 70's and 80's, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were natural choices for costumes. Although these costumes were make-shift, the boys seemed to be satisfied with these creations
Daddy D , the science teacher, joining in on Halloween fun in his mad scientist costume and the appropriate libation.
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