Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween 1978


Leah, age 11, (of Living It Up Country) and Stephani, age 6, with our dog "Blue", a barn kitty and their pumpkins! Pumpkins are so fun!!!!!!!!

That was about the time we started our TUB for collecting Halloween clothes, and dress up clothes. One Tub grew to two TUBS, etc. and finally, the clothes and accessories took up two of the largest TUBS you could buy. We had old nighties - really pretty ones that I picked up at garage sales, etc. An old wedding veil that was mine, a Chinese outfit, square dancing dresses and puffy slips. Old mens suits, shoes, canes, suspenders. Old sequened dresses that the guys used to wear to dress up like fancy women; wigs; hats; dog and cow costumes; containers full of makeup and lots of other stuff. We used stuff out of those TUBS for 4-H Share the Fun skits throughout the years, and everyone in the neighborhood would come to borrow from those TUBS for Halloween! Lots of neighbors (Adults and Kids) for their parties. We had collections of masks from pig noses, to very scary ugly rubber masks, with my favorite, the big guy and gal rubber mask, that we'd wear the largest bra we could find (it was HUGE) and long flowing skirts, and the guy in pillow stuffed big overalls.



It was 2 years ago that I finally decided that the TUBS of clothes HAD TO GO! Someone else could be caretaker for all that stuff. Well, the girls each took some, and the rest got donated! Kind of miss all those fun days with little girls getting so excited for dressing up to play make believe; for Share the Fun skits; Halloween with kids in the house! I know our girls instill that fun in their families, which is good, because I'll still get a call from one or the other asking - "Do you know where that mask is? I want to use it this year!"

6 comments:

Shelley said...

How fun that must've been to have so many costumes to choose from! I bet your kids had a ball!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What fun! Those photos cracked me up..too cute! :)

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

oh my gosh.. you had to be the favorite gramma with all that fun at your place!

Dress up will always be a little girls favorite thing to do!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

It was fun....all it takes is an imagination and you have it made! -- Love those pics - Thanks Mom!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

so glad you stopped by...and YES my fingers get so sore

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Aww those are such sweet words!! You guys had an awesome tradition!! And I must say those pumpkin carvings look great!!