It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!


This week’s theme is Halloween, so I though I’d share a few of my Halloween memories…

1.  Growing up, we lived out in the country so far that my dad had to drive us when we went trick-or-treating. He convinced my brother and me that people wouldn’t give us as much candy if our bags were full, and that we should dump some of it out on the car seat beside him. It wasn’t until we were older that we realized that he snacked on our loot while we jumped out of the car to trick-or-treat for more!

2.  Most Halloweens, my brother and I decided what to wear about an hour before we headed out the door; however, there were two years that my mom made costumes for me.  One year I was a clown, and the other year I was a ghost.  I suspect that I wore both costumes for more than one year.

3.  I hated that I had to wear a coat on top of my costumes, because let’s face it, when was the last time you saw a ghost wearing a coat?

4.  The scary, and extremely old lady that lived alone by the creek (she was probably 70, but to us she was ancient), always begged my brother and me to come in and visit.  She was completely harmless, and just very lonely, but my brother and I were grateful that we could say that Dad was waiting for us in the car, and we couldn’t stay.

5.  We had so few trick-or-treaters come to our house, that as a teenager, I made elaborate gift bags of candy with individually decorated tiny pumpkins tied to each bag.


Happy Halloween!


  • Questions:
  • What are your favorite Halloween memories?
  • Did you make your own costumes or buy them at the store?
  • Who’s racing this weekend?