Tonight at Awana the kids all dressed up… mostly as Bible characters. I’m amazed at the creativity of parents sometimes. Especially since nowadays people can just run and buy costumes … which are never as good as home-made costumes.
When I was growing up, Halloween was a lot of fun. Sometimes we’d have get-togethers at relatives’ houses. One year my Uncle Bob dressed up as Frankenstein and walked around all spooky like in his driveway and I was scared to even come out of our camper!!
We had fun spending no telling how long coloring and decorating brown paper grocery bags (do you remember those??) to collect our candy in. They could hold a LOT of candy.
And costumes were seriously cool!
In earlier posts, I’ve described how my parents found creative ways to make things work. Halloween was no exception. When you have 11 kids, you have to be creative during holidays. I remember lots of home-made costumes. Here are just a few of them:
“Princess” Cathy (#1). I believe Mom said this was an altered prom or bridesmaids dress.
“Robot” Jim (#2) - some of my Dad’s creative handiwork (I told you he can do anything!)
“Witch” Suzanne (#3) – love the broom, wig and hat!
Valerie (#4) as “Red Riding Hood” – very sweet.
and my all-time favorite…
drum roll, please …
My little brother, Darren (#7), as a NUN! Ha! This also was my Dad’s handiwork – can you believe that? And you’ve got to love that old Tupperware Kool-aid container (well, that’s what we used it for) for collecting the loot! If you look closely, you can see a couple of my sisters in the back. Valerie is on the right in a gypsy outfit and I can’t tell if it’s Suz or Cathy on the left??
My parents were simply amazing!! We were blessed.