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What is the best memory you have of Halloween as a child or adolescent?

  1. krsharp05 profile image93
    krsharp05posted 5 years ago

    What is the best memory you have of Halloween as a child or adolescent?

  2. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 5 years ago

    When I was 7 or 8 we went to the midnight scary movie with "Frankenstein",  "Dracula" or "Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde", and such calibre of shows. 
    But the scariest one I remember was "The Vanishing Corpse".   I buried my face during the scariest scenes.  We told ghost stories all during the time, too.  Do kids still do that? 
    We trick or treated, too, in costumes.  But that wasn't the highlight.
    Some kids loved to do the tricks, like soaping windows and wrapping trees.  They didn't wait to see whether it was to be trick or treat!  They liked to do the tricks, not always too kind, either!

    1. krsharp05 profile image93
      krsharp05posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Family traditions are the best. We watched Two on a Guillotine-1965 and it secured my passion for scary movies.  My favorite movie is the 1963 black and white version of The Haunting. My kids LOVE scary stories!

    2. Nellieanna profile image81
      Nellieannaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How wonderful to have Halloween traditions  (all holidays, actually) that are family-based.  Mother loved spooky stories.  Before TV and out of radio's reach, she loved to read them out loud for entertainment.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Just the usual, trick or treating in the neighborhood.  But one year my mom made me a red satin type flapper costume with black fringe and I just loved it.  That was during the time The Roaring Twenties with Dorothy Provine was on TV so I loved the clothes.

    Lots of Halloweens under my belt, but I really remember that costume and my mom making it for me.

    1. krsharp05 profile image93
      krsharp05posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The roaring twenties costumes were wonderful.  My mother made one for me when I was in 4th grade and I'm pretty sure I wore it until it fell apart.  That's a great memory to have with your mom.

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    Daphne Shadowsposted 5 years ago

    When I was really little, uber little, I dressed up as a fairy and was walking around with my mom trick or treating. We come to this one house and I can't remember what scared me so badly now, but something sure scared the bejeebers out of me. I went flying down the steps, four at a time.
    Imagine this teeny tiny little girl in a pink and blue fairy costume, flying down those large, descending steps, screaming her head off. My mom still tells me to this day that she's never seen me move so fast.
    It's still hilarious to this day.

    1. krsharp05 profile image93
      krsharp05posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As I was reading, I was imagining a tiny fairy launching herself down flights of stairs at lightening speed with huge freaked out eyes!  I'm sure at the time it wasn't funny but it is hysterical now. Thanks!

  5. moonfairy profile image79
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    My memory is actually from adulthood, but I used to live in a town by the sea that dated back to the 1600's. Halloween is always cool there but this one particular year it was fairly warm and the fog settled in thick. It hung over the street lights and swirled around doorways. Jack O Lanterns lit walkways and windows in ancient houses and i just loved walking around that night because everything looked so sureal and truly spooky!

  6. nanderson500 profile image85
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    Going to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins. I always enjoyed that. Also, decorating the house with Halloween decorations and trick-or-treating.