Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

I love Halloween.  Maybe it's because I can dress up in another identity or maybe it's just the sweet treats and parties that I love.
I've had some fun times on Halloween.  When I was five years old, my mother made me a clown outfit.  I was so excited about dressing up in a costume that I forgot the car was still moving and fell out the door into the driveway.  No worries.  I didn't get hurt but it scared the hell out of my parents.
There was the time I took my oldest sister's kids trick or treating in a wagon.  We went to this guy's house who was stinking drunk and, on the way to the door with the bag of candy corn he tripped over the yapping dog spilling the candy all over the floor.  No problem.  He just gathered up the candy from the floor and tossed it in our bags.  This was before candy was individually wrapped I might add.
I've dressed up in all kinds of costumes for the occasion: a ghost, a dead foot on a flip flop, a witch, a gypsy fortune teller and many more.
Two of my favorite Halloweens were at parties.  Snookie, my oldest sister decided to let us have a Halloween party in the basement of her house.  So we decorated it with straw, balloons and hung sheets to hide my oldest nephew Kevin who made agonizing sounds from behind the sheets to scare the neighbor kids.  My sister, Mary, brought my nephew Matthew who was about 18 months old and had him dressed like a little red devil.  He promptly peed in his diaper and red devil pee ran everywhere.  We had games and gave prizes and the snacks were magnificent.
My friend Kathy had one of her yearly Halloween parties and I stood duty as a fortune teller.  I must have been good at it because some of the guests believed me and one asked if I hired out for parties.

Three actual haunted houses.
This year kathy is having another Halloween soiree and I'll be palm reading and using my Tarot cards (which by the way, I cannot read) and I'll be handing out eyeball bubble blowing devices.
I look forward to her parties and to the trivial pursuit for prizes game she always has.  I've won some very nifty items at that game.
I wish for all of you a wonderful and safe Halloween this year and may you get as big a kick out of it as I do.
Happy Halloween!