Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, October 31, 2016

60 YEARS AGO

Question Of The Week 10-31-16

InkTober art work by Granny Annie aka EAGHL 2016


When did you last (if ever) go
trick-or-treating on Halloween and 
what was your costume?

(Comments are added to this page after you post them.  Thanks for your responses.)

Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
I've never celebrated Halloween at all.
5:11 AM
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Blogger Granny Annie said...
I am pretty sure I was ten years old in Nowata, Oklahoma and was a princess but would rather have been a monster:-)
6:27 AM
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Blogger Pat said...
Aged about 8 at a particular time of year - I don't remember that we had Halloween we would tie adjoining door knockers together and then knock on both doors. The adults then found they couldn't open the doors. We would also do 'Devil up Drain pipe' and put lighted newspaper up the drain pipe. Great fun! We didn't dress up.
7:08 AM
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Blogger Birdie said...
Halloween always scared me so pro any 8 or 9.
8:07 AM

 Blogger Tabor said...
I am guessing it was at an expat party in Indonesia and I was in my 30s...but for the life of me I cannot remember what I wore!
9:29 AM

Blogger Jan said...
I don't really like Halloween and begging for food would not have been cool for me as a child.
12:14 PM
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Blogger cube said...
My sister & niece would come over and we'd dress up to take the kids trick-or-treating. The last time was about 5 years ago. I was Darth Vader and children everywhere gave me a wide berth.
12:18 PM
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Blogger Elephant's Child said...
Never. And until very recently (and that in a half-hearted way) I don't think anyone in Oz played.
1:45 PM

Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
I was in the first grade. We were having a hard year so my Mom cut eye holes in a pillow case so I could be a ghost. I do remember that razor blades and needles were a threat even 70 years ago.
2:38 PM
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Blogger Lee said...
The last Halloween Party I attended was back around 1883/84. I went dressed as a witch and my ex as a wizard. And yes....I did get special costumes and masks for the party!!!

It was a great party, too.

All the staff our local supermarket here were dressed in costumes yesterday...lots of fun. Good, innocent fun.
6:36 PM

Lee, if it was 1883/84 you and your ex must have truly been a witch and wizard.  LOL


Blogger River said...
Where I grew up Halloween wasn't even heard of.
12:33 AM
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Blogger River said...
But just last Friday I had to go to the bank and all the staff were wearing long wigs and pointy witches hats; there was cobwebby stuff all along the counter and around the ATMs.
12:35 AM
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Blogger Lee said...
Oops! Sorry about my typo....I meant, of course, 1983/1984. I'm really not that old, truly I'm not! :)
3:17 AM
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Blogger Tabor said...
Oh my, I just remember that I dressed up as a cowboy when I worked at the elementary school back about 25 years ago. So that is a more recent time.
4:16 PM

 Blogger Lynn said...
Actual trick or treating - oh my, that was so long ago I can't even think. I remember having a skeleton costume with one of those plastic masks out of which you couldn't really see. :) My neighborhood growing up was a large circle, with a street running through the middle - we knew everyone, so it was fun for us, as well as our mom or dad.

One Halloween (I was probably 12 or so), my dad was walking around the circle with me and my little sister, and we encountered a man who was a neighbor, walking alone. My dad spoke to him and chatted a moment. Sometime that night, the man was killed (murdered) - he was found dead in a nearby creek. I remember my dad being completely shocked and talking to my mother about it, that it was so eerie that we had stopped and talked to him and also that he was walking about alone with no kids. (Although not out of the question, since it was a small town neighborhood.) This memory just resurfaced - I hadn't thought of this since.
9:50 AM

Oh my goodness Lynn that is quite a tale.  Do you think the man might have been a child molester and some irate parent killed him?  That is where my imagination went. Granny Annie


Blogger Brig said...
I dressed up for Halloween when I worked in the feed store, about seven years ago, as a scare crow. It was fun, we had great customers and a lot of them came in costumes.
7:38 PM
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Blogger G. B. Miller said...
The last costume I actually wore was as a demented pizza delivery driver. At the time I was working two jobs (pizza delivery part time). So I went to my full time job wearing an old pizza delivery jacket (Pizza Hut), put some red makeup on my face and beard and carried a pizza box. Whenever I would meet someone I would say, "Would you like a slice of the Jeffrey Dahmer special? All natural ingredients!", then I would open the box to show a severed arm.

Okay G.B., now I have my costume for next year.  LOL.  You were too clever. That was my kind of Halloween costume.  Ha, ha, ha, ha......


Blogger Lynn said...
Annie - I don't know, but something must have been afoot. When he was telling Mom about it the next morning, Dad asked me if I remembered that we had talked to that man, and I said yes. To this day, I remember standing by, wishing we could move on, while they chatted for a moment. Definitely strange.
8:51 AM
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Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...
With the grandkids 3 years ago n a group of folks around the village. I think Indiana Jones Temple of doom was the last costume I used.

This year I didn't do anything, just claimed to be the "Munchkin Queen Zombie" n moaned...
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