But I did not post every picture I had! Halloween through the years to me has been a time to dress up; to be another person or character; and, of course, to trick or treat! In my home town, we always had a big costume contest on Halloween...and a parade! Living in Illinois, the weather could be very unpredictable on October 31st. So often it would be pretty chilly and we would either have to layer up under our costumes or wear a coat over them. I usually chose the layering up which worked well except after the parade we would meet in the Legion Hall and it would be HOT! But, by golly, even though I was hot...I looked good!!! (in my eyes!)
I have another Halloween story, but I am going to save it for my Memory Monday blog next week...now my picture is another brief tradition that my grandkids and I established...decorating our front porch!
|The grands and me...with our friend, Jack|
Both my grands and I made quilts together; this one was created and pieced by my grandson when he was about nine or ten. We entered it in my guild's quilt show that year and he won second prize for small quilts!! Quite a surprise for both of us!!! They now display it every year at his house as part of their Halloween decorations.