Why I “Strongly Dislike” Halloween!

What?  Halloween you say? But it is Thanksgiving this week!  Why Halloween now?

Simple answer is, I was putting away old photos and ran across one that I thought maybe had disappeared. Maybe, it was wishful thinking. But no. There is was once again-tormenting me, laughing at me, like it was all just yesterday.

I have never liked Halloween. Ever.  Some people love it. Love to get dressed up. I never did.  I was always just glad when it was over.  I do believe it all goes back to my childhood and what this picture will show you.  It is the costume, I had to wear. Not just one year, either.  I remember having to endure it for more than one!

Here is the picture…can you pick me out?

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Let’s look at the girl costumes.  The gypsy?  Not me.  The witch? Not me. So what is left?  The boys.  We have a pirate-my older brother. Skeleton and saber tooth tiger-also brothers.  That leaves the one in the middle of the back.  Just what IS that costume?

Guesses?  Obviously it is a Fred Flintstone mask. The rest? It is Howdy Doody. Yup. You read it right.  I had to wear a Howdy Doody costume with a Fred Flintstone mask.  And if you think that a young girl never forgets how humiliating that feels, you would be right.  Some times, I can remember it like yesterday. As crazy as it may seem to some, it is one of those things that obviously affected me a lot and not in a good way.  Funny how some things always stay with us.

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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