Monday, October 01, 2007

The Big O

One of the earlier Unicef boxes

A spooky shelf of Jack o' lanterns

Vintage ads and an old Saturday Evening Post cover

October that is! I love October. It's my favorite month of the entire year.

Why do I love thee, let me count the ways....

It is the only month that starts with a big fat O

Fall Folliage

Crispy, crunchy mounds of leaves

The first real month of Autumn

My birthday month

Jack o' Lanterns


Harvest Moon


And don't forget all those other special celebrations in the month of October!

Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes month

Columbus Day

Moldy Cheese Day

Eat Country Ham Day

World Smile Day :)

National pajamas month

National Sarcastic month

National self Promotion month

Did I say, October is my birthday month? I was the envy of all my friends because I was only kid in elementary school that actually got to have a Halloween party every year! Because my birthday is only 5 days away from Halloween every birthday party had an orange and black theme; orange paper hats, clickety metal noisemakers, blow outs, metal horns, tablecloth,cups, plates, and napkins decorated with goblins and witches, bobbing for apples, treasure hunts, and spooky charades. But no costumes,they were saved only for Halloween night, long before costume parades became fashionable at school.

Trick or treating was was an all night affair. Well, from the time you got home from school until midnight! So much time, so many treats, and so much time to plan an execute the tricks.

And don't forget to "Trick or Treat for Unicef".

Back in the fifties little girls dressed up in their best party finery in their party dresses complete with full skirts, velvet bows, frilly petticoats, and lots of lace with little white socks and black patent leather shoes.

So enjoy this glorious month.

1 comment:

Katie said...

ummm. i was just telling my friends how much i love halloween because you make it such a big fun holiday. and how you love it because of your birthday halloween parties... haha. great minds...