29 October 2007

Halloween Memories


I grew up in a household that loved Halloween about as much as we loved Christmas. We'd start planning our costumes just about when school started. We were very creative and often used things around the house. We didn't have the money to buy store costumes but I remember one time that we did and how we hated the masks and the itchy costume.

One year I was "everything but the kitchen sink". I wore a black sweatshirt and black tights and pinned all kinds of kitchen utensils on me. I think I won my class award for that one. I was also a bunch of grapes once, blowing up purple balloons and pinning them all over.

Tuesday night is the showing of The Great Pumpkin. I LOVE THIS SHOW. I remember my dad making popcorn and letting us have pop even though we'd go to bed right after the show. I don't think I have missed a year of watching it!

Tomorrow is Round 2 of Parent Teacher conferences at my school so I will have to tivo it. I will stay up to watch it, or maybe I will save it for Halloween night. Whatever I decide to do, I will be perfectly contended to sit on the sofa with my sweetie with some popcorn and pop and watch Linus try to convince his friends of the Great Pumpkin.

I can't wait.


  1. I love the great pumpkin as well! Please stop by my blog for a chance at my give away!

  2. Terri

    I just saw a commercial for it during Dancing With The Stars tonight and it brought back sweet memories. And popcorn and a diet coke would be perfect.


  3. I love it as well. Robin reminded me that it was on Tuesday. I would have thought on Wednesday. So thanks for the reminder!! I don't think I have ever missed a Charlie Brown special.


  4. I LOVE the everything but the kitchen sink idea! Great!!!!!!!
    I can't wait to see the Peanuts either as I have not yet purchased the DVD!

  5. Sounds like the perfect evening - popcorn, the Peanuts and hanging out with your sweetie.
    Hope the teacher conferences go well! Have a great day.
    Sandy :)

  6. May we never outgrow The Great Pumpkin!! hehe I so love watching that show every year, to me it's not Halloween unless I watch it. Like you, we grew up having to make our own costumes with whatever we could find around the house. The boys usually went as hunters or hobos...I would go as a ghost or wear my majorette uniform:-) xox

  7. I love the Great Pumpkin and the Christmas show too. My daughter is all excited that she can watch it for the first time with her one year old daughter tonight and start a whole new tradition.

  8. I loved Halloween, too. I gave my students the night off; I teach a Weds evening class. Needless to say they were happy. :) And I loved watching Charlie Brown.

  9. I have so many wonderful memories of Halloween, too! One year, my Mom got the clever idea to dress us up as mummies. She used toilet paper. Needless to say, just the slightest bending had TP breaking off everywhere. My parents had no trouble finding us since we left a very long TP trail.

    I didn't understand this for a few years, but my Dad is creative and good with carpentry. He made a female and male plug that both of my parents wore on suspenders around their waists. When they plugged in, my Mom's bossom lit up. They won most of their costume contests.

    Blessings, KJ


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