Saturday, September 28, 2013

We Love Halloween!

My, now ten year old, granddaughter's first Halloween.

Halloween was so easy, when these photographs were taken.
A little bit of paint and you called it a day.
This is my oldest son as Gene Simmons, of "Kiss".

The costumes were simple and fun.
Here is my youngest son as a clown.

My youngest daughter, as "Pippi Longstocking".
Complete with a stuffed monkey.
(As in 'toy'. Don't sick PETA on me!)

My youngest son as "Dolly Parton".
(I'm sure his back hurt at the end of the night.)

My oldest daughter as a gypsy, my youngest daughter as a ghost,
and my oldest son as...
Your guess is as good as mine.

Whatever he was, it went over big in the neighborhood -
He came back with two bags of candy!
Which I rifled through, as I did everyone's, as soon as they went to bed -
helping myself to as much chocolate as humanly possible.
As they got older, they knew that the Halloween candy-bags must be hidden from Mom,
if there was to be any left for them, in the morning!
(Other than the sour, hard candies and Tootsy Rolls.)

Even I would get dressed for the occasion.
I was the Bride of Frankenstein for many years, just
the outfit would change. The hair and make-up stayed the same.
Brushing-out my hair afterwards, was quite the adventure.
Painful doesn't even begin to cover it.

Then, I decided I'd be something else one year -
And Dolly came to town again!
I generously padded my front...

My rear and my hips.
(Dolly would be proud.)

Here is my oldest daughter, the gypsy, again.

And this is her, now fifteen year old daughter, when she was little.
Wearing a fairy costume, that her mom made for her!
Such a good mom!

And here is the same little cutie-pie.
(I want to reach in there and poke her little tummy!:)

And here is her, now twenty year old daughter,
with the same little one, her sister.
(Making a very interesting face. Was it something I said?)

My oldest granddaughter (above) used to love "The Count"!
I bet she still does.
(This one's for you, Sweetie.)

These days, the costumes are fancy.

Very fancy.

Very, very fancy!

But, even now, home-made is still good enough!
This is my, now nine year old, grandson.

Have a safe and fun Halloween, everyone!!

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Thank you.

Signing off for now,


  1. great costumes! homemade ones are the best. i won a contest with my martha stewart/jailbird costume and peg bundy was fun because i also got to generously pad my front.=)

    your grandkids are adorable!

    1. Thanks, kelli! And congrats on your win!! A padded front was fun, until I had to walk up & down stairs! Couldn't see them!! Big-boobied girls don't have it easy. :)

  2. I am laughing at your quote. You understand what big

    busted girls go through. You could not see the stairs. Oh your a hoot. You looked good . I had to laugh at your butt.

    Kids are adorable.

    My daughter was M.M. Even I did not reconize her several years back. She was doing a stage production. Out she comes. She sings Happy Birthday all bent over. Like M did with Kennedy. My oldest son said. Mom do you know who that is up on stage. I said no. It is your daughter my sister. I said. Your kidding. Even Moms can be fooled.

    Thanks for sharing H. My son whom I just mentioned. He

    was Kisss going back when he was 16 he now is 50.

    1. Ha! I still remember seeing that on TV! That's so funny about your daughter doing that onstage and you not recognizing her. Kennedy probably wished he could have pretended not to know MM!! :) Thanks for your kind words about my blog!