Thursday, October 27, 2011
Countdown to Halloween Day 26
When my daughter was little, it was my "job" to get the Halloween carnival up and running for her school. All through her elementary school years, I would be chairperson of the carnival and bazaar ( I guess it should have been spelled bizarre for me but hey). Such fond memories of fun and games for her. We would also have a party at our house before Halloween, complete with a (non gruesome) haunted house and....wait for it.....fortune teller. Nope not me but my Mom. She passed that talent (insanity) to me later on.
I have shared with you before, how special my memories of the holiday are to me. How joyous and magickally special it all was. The vision in my mind of the two story brick block school I went to with almost every one of the classrooms decked out for a game or story teller or white elephant sale. How at night with all the lights on, the windows looked so cheery and beckoning, promising all manner of fun. Those are some of my favorite childhood thoughts. Everytime we are near that school I think most about the teachers all dressed up and the parade of costumes and games like fishing for prizes, buying my Mom a ring for a dime at the white elephant sale, being scared at the "Creep walk".
And now the grands are infected with Hallowoonie disorder and are jumping around like wild dogs at a wildebeest convention....Mario and the Winter Fairy are just chomping at the bits to get to the Fall Festival at their schools this Friday and show off their costumes. Pictures on the weekend.