Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween



14 comments:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, Happy Halloween to you and Phil!

George said...

Very stylish costumes!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It must seem like quite the strange holiday to you, Prashant, but thank you. I am always glad to see it over.

Jerry House said...

Happy Halloween, Patti! Love the old costumes.

R.T. said...

Ah, the good old days when we were all innocent fun-lovers and Halloween was not a dangerous adventure for little ones. In the spirit of the holiday, I have a gift for you and your many followers over at my blog (i.e., a celebration of Sherlock Holmes):
http://bakerstreetandbeyond.blogspot.com/
It seems like a perfect day for the celebration.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks! Costumes are so sophisticated now it does sort of ruin it. You're supposed to dig stuff out of a trunk, right?

Richard R. said...

Homemade is the best, and what I grew up with, except for the occasional mask, Lone Ranger type. We lived out in the sticks, so my Dad drove us to a tract home area (I had friends there, and I went out with them while my parents hung out with his parents. Up and down a block was all that was permitted, then the candy was "sorted" and I was allowed a small amour to eat. The rest just disappeared.

I was one of a group of kids who went around on the Saturday after Halloween and helped people clean up after "tricks", taking down TP, washing soaped windows and such. Eggs had to be cleaned right away of they did a lot of damage, especially on cars, so that couldn't wait, we only did that if it was Friday or Saturday. My Dad drove us around to do that as well. Sometimes we were offered payment, but always said no, thank you.

Those were the days when Halloween was innocent. Before razor blades in apples, poison in candy and all the rest. As Bill Crider says, "I miss the old days", and I'd add "the innocent old days".

pattinase (abbott) said...

I can hardly remember any "tricks" in our neighborhood although my parents always talked about it in their youth. Living in a row house, there was something like 60 houses on my street. I would come home and empty bag after bag and many of the treats were homemade. People actually had you come in and pick a candied apple or a cupcake. Of course, my teeth are the result of all those Halloweens.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We lived in an apartment building connected to a second building, so all we did was go around the two buildings and we had more than our share of goodies. This was 1957, the last year before we moved from Queens to Brooklyn. I remember it because my brother and I and our friend Tommy all went as Zorro. I was 8.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Patti, how about identifying the people in the pictures. Thanks.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Top, Me and my brother, Jeff.
Bottom: Jeff is the little girl, I am behind.

Richard R. said...

I tried R.T. 's url to see the article, but get "Blog Removed" message. RT??

Margot Kinberg said...

Happy Halloween to you, too! These are fabulous 'photos!

R.T. said...

Richard, it should be there.