Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Boo! Was all it took...........
It's interesting how one thing will trigger a memory. Something you haven't thought of in half a century or so.........Today I received a Halloween electronic card from RUCO that was clever, but scary. I don't "do" scary very well. Actually not at all.
It all goes back to when I was a couple of years older then the above photos. I found these photos this past weekend while looking for something else. More about the photos in a minute.
So, the card from RUCO jogged my memory about the time my cousins took me to Riverside Park in Chicago. I couldn't have been older then six. We went to the Haunted House. We paid our money, got a ticket, and as I went through the turnstyle and started to enter the door, something moved to the left of me and said, "Boo". It was enough to scare the bejeebers out of me. Whereupon I turned right around, walked under the turnstyle and never entered. My cousins did. NOT me. I stood outside and waited for them. To this day, I've never gone in a haunted house. I guess you could say I'm a scaredy cat. A memory long forgotten. Thanks RUCO for reminding me.
The photos are cute to me. Back in "the olden days" I don't remember ever buying a costume. My mother always just took what we had and dressed us up or made a costume for us. In these photos are my best friend at the time in Chicago. Dedie Dickover. Who the pirate is, I can't remember. And the one of me alone as a gypsy cracks me up. How prophetic. Me the absolute gypsy...........maybe that's why! My mother made me do it..........
Happy Halloween..........a little early. Since I'm going to be gone for a couple of weeks, I don't know if I'll have access to a computer or not. But, I'll have lots of stories to tell upon returning. Stay tuned.