Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Blog Hop or Confessions of a Popcorn Ball Addict


Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop!

I will never forget the year my cousins and I all dressed up like hobos for Halloween, complete with flannel shirts and 5 o'clock shadows.  My mom drove us all over creation visiting our relatives.  We grew up rural, so there weren't any neighborhood blocks to flock to.  We spent a good three hours driving from house to house and when we finally reached my Grandpop's place, my little heart seized in my chest.  His old, stone colonial farm house--the house he was born in, mind you--was eerily dark on the outside, but through the windows dancing, twisting orange firelight beckoned unsuspecting children.

The whole scene was completed with ghostly moans coming from who knew where.  Walking up to the door, I gripped the handle of my plastic goodie bag with sweaty palms.  The youngest of my cousins, I was the first to reach the door, the rest of my posse creeping up behind me with wide open mouths.  The door creeeeeeaked open, and I screamed, jumped, and ran at the face of my Grandpop lit up from below by a flashlight.

Everyone laughed, except me.  I sulked a good long time while I nibbled down a popcorn ball and a half before I saw the humor in it.

What's your fondest Halloween memory?

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And don't forget to follow the linky for more Halloween memories and giveaways!

Happy Halloween, my beautiful friends.

20 comments:

  1. I love watching my kids dress up and go trick or treating!

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    1. Me too, Jill. I take pictures of my kids in costume every year because I fear they fast outgrowing trick or treating. :-)

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  2. I volunteered at a party for kids at my old grade school one year. Loved seeing all of their smiling faces playing games/getting candy and prizes

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  3. Trick or Treating with my sister!

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    1. Awwww..that's a great memory.

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  4. Walking around, and trick-or-treating with my cousin. The year I am talking about, my parents couldn't afford to drive us around, so we just walked. We were tired after a couple hours, but it sure was fun.

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  5. That's the best. I loved walking around at night with my cousins in costume. It so felt like we were the "gang", like the Little Rascals or something.

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  6. Walking around in knee deep snow going from house to house looking like a fat ghost because of all the layers of clothes I had to wear under my costume.

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    1. I can't remember it ever snowing on Halloween. I grew up in Pennsylvania, so its possible but not likely. Thanks for sharing, James. :-)

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  7. When my daughter was 5 years old and she told me she wanted to be a vampire for Halloween. I asked her why and she told me because I am just like you Mom, I love vampires. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Eva! I love vampires, too. :-D

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  8. Those perfect Halloweens that fell on Saturdays--we would start trick or treating mid-morning and go until after dark!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth. My kids are bummed that this year it falls on a Thursday because they know I'll drag them home too early. lol

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  9. The Haloween bash with my friends my senior year. it was a blast!

    Mims

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    1. Oooo, I forgot about all those great Halloween parties in school. My best ones were in college, but I shall refrain from sharing the details on those. ;-) Thanks for sharing, Mimi.

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  10. Probably when I was 4 years old and our entire family was over for dinner and cookie making and my mom went into labor. My sister was the best Halloween present ever! Maybe that's why it's my all time favorite holiday. ;)

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    1. Awwww, how sweet, Melissa. Thank you for sharing that. Happy Halloween...and happy birthday to your sister. :-)

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  11. My parents taking me trick or treating when I was little.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Trick or treating with my friends for the first time :)

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