Halloween used to be one of my Favorite Holidays when I was young, after Christmas of course. Halloween is my oldest son’s favorite and he goes all out in decorating each year. Sometimes including his own costumes, fave being Brandon Lee’s “The Crow.“
As a child I lived near one of the oldest graveyards in the area with stones from the 1700’s at least. A few of us used to go up there to read them. Thanks to the television program I watched as a young teen, Dark Shadows, I thought cemeteries were very cool. Ghosts anyone?
I had a very cool Halloween song that I might have shared before. Starts with:
Jack ‘O Lanterns big black cats and witches that fly in the sky!
Halloween also led us straight into the other holidays later on. Used to be we kept the Halloween harvesty feeling way past Thanksgiving and I loved that. I remember when Christmas didn’t really start til a week or two before Christmas. Again, that was over 50 years ago and I don’t think that stores were even open on Sundays. I think they started doing that in the late 60’s, some of them. I love autumn! It’s just a great time of year for so many reasons.
Less than a month until Thanksgiving if anyone cares and coming soon to a super market near you, GMO enhanced poultry, also known as
POULTRY OF THE DAMNED!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween to those that celebrate.
Like many low middle class families back in the 1950’s, it was a much simpler and happier time. Not many years out of the great depression, there weren’t a lot of distractions from the real world. The waters were much cleaner back then and even the birds sang sweeter to me.
I wanted to share some of my early vacation pictures in Michigan. The oldest of six children, one of my Aunt’s loved taking pictures of me when I was little so our family had a glut of baby and toddler pictures of just me or me with another family member. We don’t have many pictures of my father because he took off when I was a teen so we don’t have any pictures as a family after the one where we at the park having a picnic. My father was so fun and talented, but very impulsive with a drinking problem at times. I wanted to post the few pictures I had of having fun with my father for Labor Day.
We used to camp all over the state of Michigan when we were not visiting my Aunt and Uncles cottage on Black Lake. I only feel good when I am out in nature and still find myself walking the trails as often as I can taking pictures of the beauty I find.
Dad and me at the cottage.
Not sure what game we were playing.
In my wading pool in our Detroit backyard.
Got dad to play dolls with me!
Dad and me cooling off.
Swimming in my undies missing dad.
Dad and me playing on the Seesaw. I used to be so scared of those things!
Dad with me, my sister and my oldest brother probably in Lake Erie somewhere.
From our ages, we are probably somewhere in the Upper Peninsula.