Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloweens Past...

Halloween has never been as fun for me as it was when I was a kid in the suburbs. We would be wandering the streets all night for miles. Meanwhile hordes of kids would be coming to the house for candy. Since I moved here it's another story. Out here in farmland the houses are so far apart you don't get trick-or-treaters. My first year was such a disappointment. We finally learned to go to the developements. John would fill a truck w/straw and we would get as many kids as we could and off we'd go for a night of trick-or-treat.

Every year we would put up this little display for Halloween and the kids would pose for a picture. Until someone (probably like THIS person) stole my scarecrow and my joy.
Here are some costumes from Halloweens past...

Here's my first little trick-or-treater.

Michael rocked the pirate 2 years in a row.

Little Red Riding Hood made a comeback.

Last year Johnny was Wayne from "Waynes World". Excellent.


Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Well, I have enough little goblins coming to my door that I can send you some. The last two years everyone here was recovering from all the hurricanes so the kids couldn't get out much. Lots of debris and such. This year we have had no hurricanes so I expect a big time. I have 40 little bags of treats all made up and the outside of the house is decorated. Even got a thunder and lightening machine to hide in the bushes. Going full out this year. Sadly it's been raining off and on all day. Hopefully it will end before dusk.

Happy Halloween
Trick or Treat?
Hand over the candy and no one gets hurt. Don't hand over the candy and this raw egg lands right in the middle of your computer screen.


10/31/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

MAry, love the costumes the best I ever made was the ultimate warrior from the wwf but my favorite was for the mayor when he was 4 because he was so small he looked about 2 and I made him up to be a dalmation fire dog. His little face looked adorable. Thinking of it now alot like tyson haha. I made up 120 bags and I'm hoping that enough, we get alot of kids in my neighborhood and they know which apartments to go to but I let the hubby finish decorating I ran out of time. Have a great night

10/31/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Things were different when we were young. Now Trick or Treat last for about one hour and only a few kids go around.

Of course no one would ever make it to my house.


10/31/2006 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...


10/31/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

Great post. And I enjoyed the masked avatar.

I haven't had a trick-or-treater come to my door in about five years. Kinda sucks.

10/31/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Pop- I envy you. No trick-or-treaters here at all tonight! And the kids don't even need me for the holiday anymore. Just poor ole me and a bowl of candy. So....You can have all the candy you want. No eggs for me.

Awww, Dawn! 120 bags! You and Pop are having all the fun.

Yes Blue they are missing out on all the fun.
I love the Bwahaahaahahaahahahah!

Mark- Hmmmmmmmmmmm....

Poor Antonio and I. I guess we need to start ditch the front door and go to a party. Yeah!

10/31/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wrote a really long comment about the post and Halloween but forgot to sign in first, so blogger being blogger just trashed it...oh well.

Hey have you seen John Kerry helping out the mid-term democratic candidates (help they could do without), he said that they guys in Iraq are there because they were too dumb to get good grades (I've paraphrased).

So then just to prove that they were actually more intelligent than him, Dubya comes out and says (and this is a real quote) "they are plenty smart"

10/31/2006 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Actually Willowtree, it was taken out of context. Kerry did not say what the right is claiming. It was a shot at Bush. The speech was meant to uplift kids and tell them to stay in school and get an education. He tried to tell a joke, and botched it up.

Of course the wingnuts have blown it all out of proportion. No big suprise there right? Of course Michelle Malkin is going bonkers over it. Funny that the wingnuts are quick to anger over a joke made by someone, but not at a person(BUSH) that is a joke!

PS Happy Halloween!!

10/31/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger DA said...

Happy Haloween, we went out for Chinese diner so no fuzz at my front door this year!

11/01/2006 04:29:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Love the pics & trip down memory lane! I got all my halloween fun out of the way in vegas over the weekend. Turned off the porch light and went to bed early last night! Bah humbug. =)

11/01/2006 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hi Willowtree,
Sorry about your lost comment. Has happened to me plenty before. Frustrating.

I must admit I missed the whole bit w/Kerry yesterday but looked it up this morning after I read your comment. It seems Donnie McD is right though as I found this:

In his defense, Kerry said that his comment was a "botched joke" and that he was referring to Bush's intellect, not that of American military personnel serving in Iraq.

It must be said though that he most definitely botched the joke.

Hi Donnie- Happy Halloween.

DA- Chinese sounds good. I don't have one good Chinese restaurant in my area. Not one! I get it only when I am closer to DC. I stayed in by myself and watched "Dancing with the Stars" and fantasised about being a dancer.

Bluegrrrrl- Wouldn't that be "boo-humbug"?

11/01/2006 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger carbunclefrank said...

Hi Mary
Great halloween pic. Used to do that every year too. Living in a condo makes it hard for trick or treaters. It's not a gated complex but hard to get through the building atriums and into the lanais where our front door is. Dont get many but we generously reward those who make it. Had to go and buy more candy though, as I ate the first batch.

11/01/2006 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Thanks Mary,

WOW!! Last night was one to remember. I had the strangest time at work. The power went out twice last night, and the last time, it did not come back on till 5 this morn. The first time, I had people trapped inside the complex because the gates are not on a power backup like the security doors. We got them out and later on, everything but the door locks went out.

I did so much walking last night, that I got my first blister on my toes since I was in the military! No coffee, no lights, no puter, no radio, and no company. GOD, did I smoke some smokes last night! I was stuck there by myself with my smokes and a newspaper I could not see to read.

11/01/2006 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most excellent, dudette! Rock on! Mary's World! Mary's World! :>)

11/01/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

cool pics, Mary!! Very sweet. Takes me back...we had a lot of kids coem by!

11/01/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I agree with Glenda, these pics are "awesome!"

Thanks for sharing!

11/02/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Okay, so what is with your new picture? :-)

11/02/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

love the pics. Great good creativity there.

11/02/2006 05:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Donnie-Sounds like the work of some Halloween goblins. Ooooooooo....

Poetryman- Yeah!

Glenda- I finally got two last night. A day late but I didn't mind. It was spiderman and snow white. Cuties.

BBC- It was my Halloween costume silly!

Peacechick- We had fun doing it.

11/02/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger carbunclefrank said...

Dressed up as the devil......won second place in a costume contest. A lady dressed as Cleopatra won first place. She did deserve it though because she had a better as...p.
thanx for removing your halloween mask......much better !!

11/02/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Come on Frank...Give us a picture of your devil. Pleaseeeeee.

11/03/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Sothis said...

I miss Halloween. Fortnately, we were able to take our daughter trick-or-treating by an event organized by the local International School. Still, not the same. Had to drive to a town an hour away and then drive to all the houses (all the local Flemish must have thought--those crazy Americans!). I miss the days when we could go trick-or-treating in our own neighborhood. People here think it is just another commercialized American invention.

11/04/2006 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Good job Sothis. The effort had to worth. I think we need holidays to break up the monotony of everyday life. I certainly looked forward to them as a child.

11/04/2006 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the confusion, I actually knew the reason for the quote (ie, a botched joke) as I saw both the quote and Kerry's explanation prior to commenting. However, many a criminal has been convicted even after they said it was an accident, so it is still a massive stuff up on Kerry's part.

My point was twofold: that they don't need this kind of help, and more importantly...that Dubya is one dumb bastard.

Phew, I forgot to sign in again but opened another window and didn't lose my comment this time. grrrr.

11/05/2006 04:36:00 AM  

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