Let's join Annie for Time Travel Tuesday. This week we're traveling back to our most memorable Halloween. Did you dress up and go door to door growing up? What was your favorite costume?
Halloween was always a lot of fun when I was growing up. It was a neighborhood activity with everyone dressing up and going out trick-r-treating as a big group. We always made our costumes, or I should say my mom made our costumes. I can remember one year I was the Flying Nun. My mom was so creative. She used a white sheet and made the dress, and then took white poster board and made the perfect hat with the "wings." Another year I was a pioneer girl. It wasn't your typical Halloween costume, but I loved that era and my mom made me a bonnet, a long skirt with an apron and a peasant blouse. One year, we were short on time so I was a "lady ghost" -- the old white sheet with the eyes cut out, and then I wore a fancy hat, pearls, high heels, and carried a pocket book. Dressing up was the best part, but going out for candy was a close second. We would go for blocks and blocks, then come home, sort everything out and start "trading." My favorites were the Mary Jane peanut butter taffy bites. Still are!
I don't remember doing much for Halloween as a teenager, but when I got into college it was always fun to dress up and go to parties. Dan and I used to go to Halloween parties when we first met. Now, it's all about the kids, and that's a lot of fun, too! Dan has taken over the pumpkin carving, which is fine with me. We usually go to the pumpkin farm nearby, but this year I picked one up at the grocery store. Tonight one of the neighbor kids came over to help carve, then she and Emily made caramel apples. Then we all feasted on them while watching Dancing With the Sta