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Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Five

photo-which one is me?

1. How did you celebrate this time of year when you were a child?
My friend Trudy and I would dress up in-usually-home made costumes and go out into the neighborhood trick-or-treating! It was a small town. My mother and aunt owned the grocery store and everyone knew us, so it was safe and, after a certain age we usually went alone. We collected a lot of goodies.
A couple of the noteable costumes I made and wore when attending parties as an adult in NY were the crocodile in Peter Pan-with the rest of the cast played by friends. And loose change-in the 80's-with other kinds of money being played by friends-old money was my partner.
And of course as a child, mass the next day as it was a holy day of obligation. All Saints Day. I think we may have had the day off-or not.

2. Do you and/or your family “celebrate” Halloween? Why or why not? And if you do, has it changed from what you used to do?
We used to go to the great Haloween Parade when it was smaller-a NY tradition. But now it has become too big and scary and too many youthful non-natives come from the commuting states to get drunk and act stupid, so we stay home. ( do I sound like a New York snob?)

2. Candy apples: Do you prefer red cinnamon or caramel covered? Or something else?
I take advantage of the availability to buy and eat small chocolate bars that come packaged in large bags. I shouldn't and I keep them in a prominent place in my office so the my unit knows where to get them so they disapear fast, which is good for me, the disapearance part.
Candy apples, not really.

3. Pumpkins: Do you make Jack O’ Lanterns? Any ideas of what else to do with them?
Unfortunately, they take up too much room.

4. Do you decorate your home for fall or Halloween? If so, what do you do? Bonus points for pictures.
Unfortunately, they take up too much room.

5. Do you like pretending to be something different? Does a costume bring our an alternate personality?
Love it when I have the chance! I have love to hide behind a mask. It always allows this introvert to be somewhat less inhibited at a party!


RevHRod said...

I love your costume ideas from college! Nice play.

Singing Owl said...

I feel the same way about costumes. Lowers the inhibitions, but less risky than alcohol. :-)

Jan said...

What a great picture. Where was it taken?

Counselor in Process said...

Jan- The picture was taken in Seattle when we visited a few years ago. I can't remember the area, but it was reccomended by a friend who worked there and lives in my building, commuting once a week. Notice the Volkswagen in the trolls left hand.

bl said...

which one is you? and who took that nice picture?