Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Past...

Hey Y'all,
How are you today?
The weather is lovely her in Va. today.
Lee is doing well and I am home sick with tonsillitis.
40 years old and have a kids ailment...sheesh.
Oh well, life goes on.
I just have to stay home and on antibiotics 24 hours then I can go back to work...yipee (insert sarcasm)
I just need to be all better by Thursday. Beth and I have a funny costume all set for Halloween.
I am looking forward to it too.
Do you dress up?  I haven't  in years. I did find a couple photos from when I was a kid.
What was your favorite costume ever?
I think mine was a clown costume my Mom and Aunt Bonnie made.
When I think of all the years and all the different costumes, this is the one that always springs to mind.
                                                    Halloween 1982
The costume was hand made every bit. My wig was yarn, the had was poster board with fabric patches glued onto it and a yarn pom pom on the top.
The collar had jingle bells and was a separate piece;  the make up was done at home too.
My parents always made every holiday special and Halloween was no different.
We always looked forward to it and always had a blast.
When I was very young we used to have Spaghetti with my moms homemade sauce for dinner before we went out to trick or treat.
Later we had (and still do to this day) 
Tijuana Train Wreck
What is that you ask?
It's the name the recipe came with when my mom found it.
It's your basic taco salad with Doritos instead of a tortilla shell or chips.
That tradition has continued and we have it every year at Joanne and Jays before we
 trick or treat with the kids.
I was a queen and Laura a very sad clown...
This one just makes me laugh.
I wish y'all a very safe and Happy Halloween!


  1. I love photos of bloggers' bygone days! Thank you so much, Jenny, for sharing them!

  2. I always had strep throat or an ear infection on Halloween. I even got my tonsils out in 5th grade 3 days before Halloween. I didn't get to trick-or-treat every year, but I always dressed up! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Happy Halloween!

  3. I love your Halloween pics! SO cute! I haven't dressed up in years. My kids would probably love it if I did.

    Now I am wanting taco salad. ;) I hope you feel better, tonsillitis isn't any fun.