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Friday Five: Halloween

1. What was your first Halloween costume?

Don't remember. The earliest one that I do remember was the year (1960) that my mom dressed the five of us (at the time) kids as game pieces. #2 Sis was a die, #1 Sis a domino, #2 Bro a checker board, #1 Bro and I were Monopoly cards, he a Community Chest, and me a Chance. The card costumes were just poster board sandwich signs, and sort of fell apart, but #2 Sis got a prize for best costume in the local firehouse costume parade. (Imagine a one year old toddler in a tiny cube made of cloth and coat hanger wire with her head, and teeny hands and feet sticking out. Cutest thing ever...)

2. What was your best costume and why?

I'm terrible at thinking up costumes. The most adequate one I ever did was Sherlock Holmes (my wife was Dr. Watson), just a suit, deerstalker hat, magnifying glass, and pipe.

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn't give you a treat?

Nope. Never an issue. Nobody ever stiffed me on treats.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)

Our tradition was that the day after Halloween is All Saints Day, so us parochial school kids always had the day off from school. It is also my mother's birthday, so we not only had the day off with bagfuls of candy to eat, but we also got to have cake!

5. Share your favorite scary story...real or legend!

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