Today I can wish folks a happy Halloween for real. It is also the last day I can wear my Halloween socks, which is a good thing as I wore them all week, and they really need to go to the laundry basket. Even the dog avoids my feet. But aren’t they cute. I felt like a kid again wearing them and remembering how much I liked dressing up for Halloween back then. And, yes, I still do.
When I was a child, we didn’t spend weeks and weeks planning and making our costumes. More often, we would wait until the last minute, which limited our choices. My favorite costume, and the easiest to put together was a bum, or hobo – the term that was popular back then. And the costume was easy to alter by adding a bit of straw to the flannel shirt. That could turn us into a scarecrow if we were tired of being a bum.
It was also easy to make a ghost costume, if your mother didn’t object to you cutting holes in one of her white bed-sheets. Holes were a necessity so we wouldn’t stumble around and never find the houses or the candy, but mothers were not always happy about us altering the sheets.
What was your favorite costume when you were young? Did you like to go out trick or treating?
Since I have no kids coming to my house for trick or treat goodies today, I thought I would share some goodies with my readers. I’ve joined with a number of other authors to sponsor a giveaway that starts tomorrow. Prizes include a 7″ #Kindle Fire, $25 Amazon eGift Card, and a book-lover coffee mug from a great site for Reader Giveaways -The Kindle Book Review. Just click on this link and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. It’s easy & fun. The giveaway starts tomorrow, November 1 and runs until November 30. You can enter every day to have more chances to win one of the prizes.
I am sponsoring the giveaway with the first book in the Seasons Mystery Series, Open Season, which is a bargain at only 99 cents for Kindle.
I was lucky to get this picture of Hermione the other day. As I’ve mentioned before here on the blog, she does not like the camera and usually runs when I approach. But she sat there while I snapped several shots. Maybe because she had a friend?
Here are a few Halloween jokes I found on HALLOWEEN.com
Q. Who was the most famous ghost detective? A. Sherlock Moans.
Q. What do you call two spiders that just got married? A. Newly-webbed
Q. Who was the most famous witch detective? A. Warlock Holmes
Q. What did the ghost say to the man at the coffee shop? A. Scream or sugar!
Q. Who was the most famous skeleton detective? A. Sherlock Bones.
Q. Who was the most famous French skeleton? A. Napoleon bone-apart
Q. Which building does Dracula visit in New York? A. The Vampire State Building.
Q. Where do most werewolves live? A. In howllywood, California
That’s all for me, folks. If you are celebrating Halloween, I hope you have a grand time.