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Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:03:21 pm »
Please share your Halloween memories!



Halloween is just around the corner, with all traditional trimmings.
Whatever way you celebrate it this year, I'm sure many of you have plenty of memories from bygone Halloweens.
Why not share them with us all?

This is an invitation to share your best/worst/cutest/funniest/scariest/tastiest/most embarrassing/darkest memories of all the Halloweens you've experienced.
We would love to hear them!
Please tell us!!

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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 04:11:55 pm »
I wish I had a Halloween story or memory to start off with, but tell you what, truth is I've never celebrated Halloween in my life!

It's not a traditional holiday in Sweden, it was imported here from the US about 10 years ago. Now there are pumpkins and skelotons and ghosts in every shop window, and it's celebrated among kids. But nobody older than 10 is familiar with Halloween, and thus I have no memories to share.

But all of you who grew up with Halloween traditions, please share your memories!

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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 07:06:54 pm »
I missed out on quite a few Halloweens because it was our tradition that the husband takes the children trick-or-treating while the wife stays home to hand out candy. The first two years at our house, there were a handful of kids who braved the long trek from the road to our house along a winding driveway LOL. I decorated and put up lights and tried to make it as welcoming as possible. But the trick or treaters dwindled down to none as a more conjested street in our neighborhood became known as THE street where you could get the most candy. Still, I focused on getting the children into their costumes and let my husband take them out, because he enjoyed standing on the street corner with his buddies, passing a flask around and shooting the bull.

My son, particularly, loved to dress up for Halloween and designed elaborate costumes. We had to begin working on them as early as July. One year he dressed as Legolas so we had to obtain a tunic, vest, cape, leaf pin, gauntlets, leggings, blond wig, boots, two swords, a bow, arrows, a quiver and a sword belt. Whew!
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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 10:34:01 pm »
My son, particularly, loved to dress up for Halloween and designed elaborate costumes. We had to begin working on them as early as July. One year he dressed as Legolas so we had to obtain a tunic, vest, cape, leaf pin, gauntlets, leggings, blond wig, boots, two swords, a bow, arrows, a quiver and a sword belt. Whew!

That sounds like a great costume!  :D
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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 10:58:34 pm »
I trick-or-treated in Alabama in the 60's/70's. I especially loved getting homemade goodies from neighbors... Mrs. Jones would make pop-corn balls (pop corn rolled in heated corn syrup that hardened when it cooled)... Miss Merchant gave out home made candied apples and my favorite was pecan praelines that Mrs. Sorrell made and wrapped in wax paper and tied with little ribbons. It was before anyone worried about accepting home made/home packaged goodies. It was such an innocent time and I cherish the memory to this day.

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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 09:42:03 pm »
That sounds like a great costume!  :D

Thanks! And guess what? I obtained the blond wig at a costume store and the bow at the Renaissance Festival. Everything else was made by yours truly!!
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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 10:50:17 pm »
Heya!

I love Halloween, and I love the idea of things like ghost stories.  But, I think I have quite an overactive imagination... so things like haunted houses to visit at Halloween, etc. always really scared me as a kid (often way out of proportion).  But, I loved costumes and trick-or-treating.  I went trick-or-treating with friends all the way until I was a senior in high school.  It was always fun.  And, my Mom was really good at helping me make costumes.  Not too long ago she emailed me some scans of old photos of a somewhat random selection of my old Halloween costumes.  Thought I'd go ahead and share them.
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(that's my Mom in the crayon costume... and this was one of my all-time favorite costumes.  I went through a phase when I was obsessed with mermaids.  The Little Orphan Annie costume above also represents one of my childhood obsessions... *Loved* Annie).


(This is from when I was a little older).
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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 02:14:18 am »
What adorable photos, Scary! Thanks for sharing them with us!!  :D
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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 03:54:30 am »
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and photos!

I can see why kids really love Halloween!   :D

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Re: Tell us your Halloween memories!!
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 04:11:31 am »




Adorable!

You mom looks like a teenager in the photo. I thought it was an older friend/neighbourhood kid.

Thanks for sharing these treasures. 8)