Raggedy Ann and Candy

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
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Today, I'm reminiscing about one of my earliest memories of
I didn't grow up in the normal household were all the kids got dressed up in their fun costumes each year. My parents frowned upon it and they'd always say "There's nothing to celebrate." The funny thing is that even though "there wasn't anything to celebrate," we always seemed to have our light turned on and candy to hand out. I guess in a way, giving away the precious candy was a good thing and it worked in our favor, because there were a few times when we managed to butter them up into letting us go trick or treating. And when we did, finding a costume was literally a last minute thing. So when the happy kids would show up to our door with their pumpkin baskets overflowing with all that goodness, my parents just could not deny us our happiness any longer. But, like I said, it didn't always work. So the few times it did, the memories are very fond in my mind.

My very first time going trick or treating, I went as Raggedy Ann. I guess looking back my sisters got the short end of the witches' stick. One sister was an Indian, another a Costa Rican traditional dancer, and the other a Costa Rican peasant girl. Raggedy Ann was looking pretty good to me. I was one happy little rag doll.


E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, y'all don't look "thrown together" at all from what I can see! How cute were YOU!?!

Thanks for joining me on my walk today Miti! Walks are always SO MUCH MORE FUN when they're with friends. =0)

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

What a sweet post. I love the picture.
We brought our girls up just knowing that some people take Halloween to an evil bad thing, but we always had fun taking them out trick or treating.

Glad you had a chance to dress up and have fun.

Heart2Heart said...

How wonderful it must be to look back at those memories! I love the costumes. The ones you made were so much more fun than the ones you can buy!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

TCKK said...

Ohhhh, you guys were so cute. Love the Raggedy Ann costume.

He & Me + 3 said...

Those are great costumes. my mom always made ours. I obviously buy my kids now since I don't have a creative bone in my body. Cute Cute Ragdoll you were.

McCrakensx4 said...

What a sweet picture! I love all of your costumes!

Bridget said...

Love how you were rockin' the raggedy ann costume! You all were so cute!

christy rose said...

What great costumes!! These were all last minute?? What a great job!! You are all so cute!!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Awww....you were just the most precious Raggedy Ann! :> )

Growing up, my family would celebrate Halloween. Now, we go to our church for "trunk-or-treating" with games, a cake walk, chili cook-off, and the pumpkin patch with a hayride. It is all in one place, and TONS of fun.

Thank you for sharing your sweet memories!


Jennifer W. said...

You were such a cute Raggedy Ann!! Great memories. :)

Tamela said...

awww you were so adorable! I love looking at pictures from when people were kids!

Janie said...

Oh, you made such an adorable Raggedy Ann. I'm glad you finally got to dress up for Halloween!