Hey Mrs. K. and Mrs. G.,
So, admit it, you think I take every project a bit too far. Perhaps the lemonade stand is a good example. But, I'm telling you, I can't help it. It's genetic! I thought I'd share some proof today. Here are photos of my siblings, cousins, and I walking in our town's Halloween parade 32 years ago.
|Check out Mother Goose, Mary's sheep, Little Boy Blue, and the haystack.|
|I'm in the wagon dressed as Little Miss Muffet and there's a spider in there too.|
|This is when we're accepting our award for Best Costumes. According to my mom, we always won.|
|Check out my cousin. He has asthma. So basically, he's having a little trouble breathing in this picture...great costume though!|
|What's a Halloween Mother Goose theme without the book? Oh yeah, they made that too. And my brother in this picture...can you hear him begging my mom to take that d@*! costume off?|
|Space...and my brother and I look so happy about it. |
(I don't think I wear that much makeup now, mom.)
|Here are two costumes she made for my brothers. It's the Lone Ranger and Zoro.|
My older brother to my younger brother, "Nice mustache."
It's true that we tease my aunt and mother for their Halloween antics, but looking at these pictures, I'm actually very impressed. Nice job ladies (you've got great genes)! I'm still not wearing a costume ever again though.
Mrs. Kelly Comment: Two words: corn husks. Um, from now I on, I will refer to you and your mom as the Candy and Tori Spelling of Rochester. Because Tori Spelling contends the reason she is OCD about parties and themes and presentation is because her mother was the ultimate party planner and passed it along. You crazy Spellings. Love the makeup and your deer-in-the-headlights stare for your astronaut photo. Also, where is that haystack today? And, kudos to your cousin for taking one for the team!
One of my favorite Halloween memories: my mother decided to have fun with our last name. My maiden name is Tracy. Remember Dick Tracy? The movie? My mom thought it would be funny to dress my brother up as Dick Tracy. The kicker though is that she then dressed my little (probably five year old) sister up as Breathless Mahoney. Don't remember Breathless? She was played by Madonna. Take that Honey Boo Boo. Also, don't tell Candy of Rochester this--but in keeping with theme that year, I was a bum. ?????
|Breathless Mahoney and Dick Tracy.|
I bet these Halloween costumes really DID scare my neighbors.
Mrs. Gosling Comment: Wait, what .. no Joanns or Michael?. How did your Mom & Aunt even get these ideas without Pinterest?. This is amazing. I cannot believe the amount of time, effort and late night 5 finger discount thieving your Mom had to do at all the local apple orchards to "gank" those corn husks. Seriously, that's $100 worth of corn husks. Unreal!
Mrs. Kelly - why weren't you Jessica rabbit?
I wish that I could participate in this Halloween nostalgia hour, but unfortunately back in the 80's ... cameras didn't exist. Or at least that's what our mother always says. She follows it up with "I was raising too many kids to take yo' pictures" I think I was a crayon once out of poster board! Ah memories!