Posts Tagged ‘Halloween costumes’

I’ve been hauling boxes around a good part of this week, unpacking, repacking, setting things aside to donate, etc. In my efforts to make sure all the boxes are packed full so that when stacked the contents don’t get smashed, I’ve been going through some of them. Diving into one of my boxes of memorabilia today, I came across some old photos of me. Perhaps you’ll find them enjoyable. I know I did. Lots of good memories.

Top left, B&W: That’s me on the left in my space alien costume for Halloween when teaching at Lutheran East High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I wasn’t all that much older than the seniors. 🙂

Right side with hat: I think that was my senior year in high school, sans my glasses.

Bottom left: My ski pass from Steamboat Springs, Colorado the second of two years I worked there after college graduation and the year before I went to grad school to get my Masters.  Can’t tell if that’s before my nose was broken in an accident where I could easily have died.  It still looks pretty straight!  🙂


It’s almost Halloween, that time of year when parents get to spend lots of money buying costumes that, if you live in much of the the US, won’t even be warm enough unless it’s unseasonably warm.  (Princesses evidently didn’t live in cold climates.) And you can’t cover up a cool costume with a coat!!  Of course, there are the creative moms who whip up fabulous costumes by hand.  One year my mom made the girls (American) Indian costumes.  Although I’m not one of the few, the adept, the sewers, I did come up with one good costume in the years the girls trick-or-treated. (more…)