Those years at the Community House and the fall carnival were lots of fun. It was such a community event although it was especially done for the kids. When the kids got older, we quit doing Halloween. But there is just something about choosing a costume and dressing up. Last night Jesse dressed as Charlie Chaplin - maybe she will post a pic of her costume.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Last night we saw some little kids dressed up in costume looking just pretty cute. With Halloween on the weekend this year, I guess there are lots of parties going on. Jesse had one party with her coworkers last night and one tonight with some other friends. It all reminded me of the great times we used to have in Red River when my kids were little. Trick-or-treating was not easy in RR even when I was a kid. Maybe it was the snow and cold, or maybe it was the fact that people don't really live in neighborhoods. The town is small, but spread out. People live in and manage hotels and restaurants. Some people live up the side of the mountain. I do remember Mom driving us around to a few house when I was little. But when my kids lived in RR, we did not do the usual t-o-t stuff. We had a carnival of sorts at the Community House, and the whole town turned out for it - and even the adults dressed up. The PTA sponsored the carnival. They set up booths of games and gave out prizes rather than candy. Usually there was a theme - one year that I was responsible for the carnival, we did a "circus" theme. Several of us dressed as circus animals and performed a skit. I was an elephant with big floppy ears and a long, sock nose. I don't have a single photo of that. But I do have some photos of other years. In this one, the Gill family showed up everyone with their great children's' costumes. Then there was the year that Bo and I made a mask - Jesse and I dressed in easy witch costumes and Toby was great as a humpback. Here is Bo as a football player, and Mrs. Bear's daughter who is now 21 years old. Mrs. B made some great costumes in her day. Also in this photo is Ilsa as Picasso and my friend Lynda not dressed up, but beautiful.