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Happy Halloween Traditions
When my kids were small, Halloween was a big deal at our house. I would decorate the inside of the house with my Halloween village, light candles and play spooky music. I would play the movie Halloween via the VCR all night long. To this day I still watch the movie Halloween every year on Halloween but no longer on the VCR:) I’m a scary movie person, the scarier the better for me.
Decorate the Yard
Outside, I would decorate the yard with cobwebs, fake headstones, orange and black lights and jack-o-lanterns. I would make a huge pot of Chili, have hot chocolate and bowls of roasted pumpkin seeds and popcorn. My sisters would come over with their kids and my brother with his daughter. They would take the kids out for trick or treat and I would stay home and hand out candy.
Every year I would dress up in a costume. Back then, I worked part time at a place called Balloony Tunes. I delivered balloon bouquets, while I was dressed up in a variety of costumes. The costumes ranged from: a Banana, Gorilla, California Raisin, Chicken, Pig and my personal favorite, an Elephant wearing a Pink Tutu.
Sharon, Lois and Bram
Do you remember Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Elephant Show? Skinnamarink e dink e do?? Well, the costume I wore was similar to the Elephant costume on that show. Take a peek..
Oh Yes I Was
Yep, I was one of those Gorillas or other funny looking character, that were very popular in the 90’s. You know the kind, I was the one who surprised and embarrassed people at their place of employment or while eating at a restaurant on their birthday or anniversary, holding a big banquet of balloons. Remember?? Gorilla-a-Gram anyone?
I tried to find some pictures of myself dressed in disguise but while I was looking, I realized that I wouldn’t have any pictures. The person that was getting the embarrassing “Birthday Gram” would have the pictures! Somewhere out out there, I’m in pictures either as a Gorilla, Chicken or an an Elephant in a Pink Tutu, standing next to someone who probably would like to push me down. Happy Halloween!!