Sunday, October 28, 2012
October Halloween Memories...
Because this is October and soon to be Halloween and in honor of Memory Lane Mondays I am sharing this post. My dear beloved Grandmother was born on October 30th and therefore her entire life was always being confused with Halloween and celebrating with Trick or Treating and such. As Grandma grew older she embraced her near escape of a Halloween birthday and would always dress up as a witch. Each year she created her own costumes and wowed everyone with her cackle. This is the only photo I could find of one of her costumes. Even "Lady" the dog looks intrigued.
The black cat basket she is holding is one of her crocheted creations. Every year she would make dozens for all her friends to each have one. I really like the broom and think it would be much faster than the relic I have been riding...Bahahaha...
This is a small table I have set lots of my small Halloween decor on and am enjoying this year. If you look closely you will see one of Grandma's black cat baskets and her photo (which I scanned in for this post).
Here is another view of the fun treasures I hang on to and enjoy from year to year. Each year I seem to add just a few little pieces from friends and family. No big decorating for me...just my little bits and pieces I adore. There is a candy corn basket not shown in this photo as I ate all the candy already. I have a weakness for candy and this year I indulged in butterscotch discs once again.
I also want to share with you what arrived just in time from England and my SSD...Sister Sherry Dear of Sherry's Simple Blog. We share the same spelling of our name and the joy of being creative. Thank you SSD for the adorable Halloween Tag, cute pumpkin button charm and my favorite...Mr. Orange Skeleton!
This little orange skeleton hand created is just so adorable and he will be my mascot as Rib #9 heals. I feel like there should be some sort of song such as Love Potion #9 for my malady.
An update on the rib is that I am trying my very best to do as the doctor says...lots of bed rest because sitting in a chair is not really comfortable. I will not be able to participate in my uber fun Zumba classes for at least 6 weeks and I find I really am missing the fun and exercise benefits of dancing and laughing with friends.
Our weather is Fall...cooler and shorter days. Mr. C was a huge help and finished planting bulbs for me that I couldn't do now. Bless you my dear husband. He is really being supportive but there is just that element of "woman's work" in the kitchen that is completely foreign to him. At least he is trying and doing very well overall. I am grateful for being so blessed. My sweet sister Marie offered to drive up here (at least 150 mile round trip for her) to help me with whatever I might need and that gave me even more to be thankful for. My daughter calls to be certain I am not overdoing. She knows me all too well.
I am grateful for each of your prayers and well wishes. Reading your comments is a pleasure I truly enjoy.
So for this memory lane post...Happy Haunting Halloween My Pretties...
May you stay safe from the impending storms.