Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Is Just For Kids...Not!

Well another Halloween has finally passed. All this preparation; and it's over in a matter of hours. Is it worth it? You betcha!

There are very few people that face Halloween with as much enthusiasm as myself. I have a hard time understanding why. I mean it wasn't that long ago that we all marched through our neighborhoods with larger than life pillowcases hoping for the "Mother Load" of all candy. And yet somehow over the years we have lost our luster.

Maybe it's just about passing the torch. I know how it makes me feel when I see my children all dressed up and ready to hit the streets. They can barely sit for dinner, let alone stay by my side as we visit the many houses for treats.

If you were one of the lucky ones who viewed the Halloween episode of Modern Family this year, you would understand exactly where I'm coming from. It is that exact excitement that takes over my whole being come the first of October until the big finale on the 31st.

So when my sister proposed the idea of dressing up as the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, I felt it was only right that she needed a John Wilkes Booth. And yes, that is us in the picture. Please give her all the credit for the makeup. My talent ends with baking cookies.

No, we didn't bother anyone for candy. That shipped sailed long ago. However, celebrating Halloween with a great costume is right up my alley. Luckily, my sister holds the same belief.

There were some great costumes out there last night. But few stood up to Lincoln and Booth. I only wish there were more grown ups who continued their Halloween spirit into adult years.

Take it from me. You'll have a great time!

1 comment:

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a great imagination you have! I NEVER in a million years could have dreamed up such an idea!

I've just read your 36 wishes list and LOVE it! Happy belated birthday, by the way! I tried to pick just 3 of them that I would choose, but it was impossible. Soooo many great wishes - and I really like the one about the roses for the rude guy. (There you go, world - show a little more kindness.) And the share in Apple, smaller butt, cake with no calories, and that clothes dryer - oh yes! 'Cept I want the one like they had on Lost in Space - dump clothes in, push buttons, wait three second, clothes come out washed, dried, folded, and sterilized in their own little plastic pouches!