When I was a girl growing up in south Alabama, Trick-or-Treating was a very big deal. Mom would bring two brown grocery bags from the store and cut a diamond-shape at the top of each one for handles. Then David and I would color them with our crayons. We would use these as our treat bags.
While it was still light outside, Mom would drive us to the houses because we lived out in the country. She would park the car, and we would run as fast as we could and yell,
We visited our nearby neighbors’ and relatives’ houses. We would always get popcorn balls at Mrs. Maud and Mr. Lee’s house. We got cookies from Aunt Maybelle and Uncle Grady’s.
We wore those plastic masks that were made in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The night would wear on. We would be out of breath from running. It just got harder and harder to breath out of the little mouth slits in the masks. Condensation would built up, and the masks became itchy and uncomfortable. But we didn’t let that slow us down.
One time we were running like rip, up Grandmother and Papa’s driveway, with bulging bags of candy. By this time, the bags were tearing. Suddenly, David took a tumble on the gravel drive. Candy went everywhere. I helped him pick it up, and we were off again, barely missing a beat.
I’m posting a photo of David and me in the front of our house. Do any of you out there remember those plastic costumes?
I’m also posting pictures that I got from eBay. These are the type of masks that we wore when we were kids.
Thanks so much to the following eBay sellers for being so kind and giving me permission to post their masks:
Booksports for Strawberry Shortcake -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380739542854&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
Yellowildflowers for Wonder Woman -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400596191791&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
Tlk-nsa for Daffy Duck-> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171160596639&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
3rdflrretro for witch mask -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261316752334&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
nevermorepenguins for Woody Woodpecker -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261192158915&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
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