Friday, October 30, 2009

I always wanted to be a Witch!


I begged and begged for this mask. I got my way the year was 1977. I wore my mother's dress and reddish wig. I'd have to say this was my favorite costume as a child. Witch fits me well even today.
I volunteered in my son's class today. Fun Halloween Party! Lots of kids out sick and my youngest and oldest have the flu. We may have to trick or treat at home this year.

When I was young tonight was known as Devil's Night. I'm not sure if kids still go out and toilet paper trees, egg cars and play ding dong dooeee. A favorite memory I have is one of my father. He really got into Devils Night. Not playing pranks but protecting our home. He would sit in our front yard which was full of pines. This made us an ideal target for tp. He would sit in the dark and sneak up on kids. He'd say in a low scary voice "I wouldn't do that if I were you". Sometimes he would us the hose and spray kids with water. So if any of you are planning some Devil's Night pranks keep that in mind!
Wishing everyone a safe and spooky Devil's Night! Don't get into too much trouble!

8 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Thanks for sharing the memory....never thought the idea of protecting your home....but I remember being a kid once too :D

Cheers!

greekwitch said...

Haha! I would n't do that if i were you! Nice!

Dede said...

Oh, how that brought back some memories. Boy tp is sure hard to get off after the morning dew. Sounds like you had a good time at the school party. :)

(((HUGS)))

Suzie said...

Hmmm, I wish that I could still get into costumes that I wore when I was in school! After I had kids, I developed some curves that weren't there before! lol

We never had Devil's Night on this side of the state, but would hear about all of the stories that happened on your side! lol No wonder your Dad sat out with the garden hose. Smart Man!

I hope that your family gets well very quickly! What a horrible trick to happen to you all!!

Hugs!!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Very funny Dad! Love that, and I'm sorry your chitlins are ill right now, what a bummer. Sending them some healing vibes. Hope you all have a spooktacular Halloween anyway!

halloween spirit said...

Heh heh! Great story. Hope the flu doesn't completely spoil your night :(

Designs By CK said...

A big warm Happy Halloween to you as well! :-)

SpOOky Best,
Chris

XOXO

magikalseasons said...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes! :)