Friday, October 29, 2010

Candy, Kids and Costumes

An October Night
By Charles Audette 
The wind whispers
A wary warning
There was plenty, still
Early this morning

These primal urges
Are hard to fight
An unholy diet
A dark appetite

The pavement scrapes
With scuttling leaves
I'll pull the drapes
And hope to deceive

The moon suffocates
In ominous clouds
Shut off the lights
Heartbeats too loud

Then the neighbor's gate creaks
But it's not the wind
That seeks to feast
On fearing humans

Red brake lights
A car crawls by slow
The shadowy shapes
On my dark doorstep know

That the empty window
Of my house lies.
The horrible truth
Hides deep inside

Everything tonight
Could have been just dandy
But now the demons have wrath -
Cause I ate all the candy!

My two favorite things about Halloween are candy and costumes. If it weren't for the anticipation of all the cute kiddies in costume I would no doubt eat all my candy long before the big night arrives.

So, as reminders of why I bought all these tasty treats...I've rounded up some sweet vintage photos.

This dour looking child looks like she could really use a sweet treat...

Can you say AdOraBlE!

Now that's what I call a good teacher to student ratio! Those poor kids look like they never got away with anything :(

This one I know personally...big brother as little penguin circa late 1950's.
Lisa's RetroStyle's Big Brother

I'm not sure how little sis is standing...she looks asleep...and notice her index finger appears cramped from holding her candy pail...

Of course lots of us big kids like to get in on the action too...

Lisa's RetroStyle's Cousin

While it's a bit late for this's never too early to get stared on next years costume. I just found these in a box of patterns I was listing this week...

I think I like the cowboy/cowgirl one the best. You can find these patterns here, here, here and here.

Do you have a favorite part of Halloween?


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