Tuesday, October 31, 2006
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Check out this menagerie of costumed kids! Frankenstein’s Monster leads the pack followed by Statue of Liberty?, Darth Vader, Raggedy Ann, Donny Osmond, Bugs Bunny, a Jawa, a rubber monster masked kid, and a different Frankenstein’s Monster.
This Hidden Picture puzzle was illustrated by LeRoy Hinton.
The object is to find 13 hidden objects. Look for a candle, a bat, a Halloween mask, a glass, a moon, a skull, a snake, an apple, an owl, a ghost, a cat, a party horn, and a witch’s hat.
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Monday, October 30, 2006
This next ad from October 23, 1949 stars Betty Blu-White, the ad mascot for Blu White Flakes, as she saves a Mom from a possible Halloween disaster.
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Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
For a fun post on the Headless Horseman check out John Rozum's 31 Days of Halloween-Day 7
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Mr. Bones was a fun candy, but I remember how frustrating it was when the coffin didn’t have all the pieces, because half the fun was putting him together before you ate him. You would open that plastic coffin with the real little hinges and often times the skull was missing. “Bring me the head of Mr. Bones!”
Somehow I managed to save a complete Mr. Bones and many years have past since he’s been out of his coffin. “So how about saying hello to all the fine folks out there?” “Hello to all the fine folks out there.” “Ok wiseguy get back into your coffin before someone eats you.”
For kicks, I’ve included two modern and fun coffin candy containers. Both of these came from Target and the purple one came out last year and the red one is from this year. With the purple one you get to dig the skeleton out of candy dirt and the red one vibrates when you pull on the skeleton’s leg. Hopefully Target will keep adding to this series every Halloween.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
He kind of reminds me of the Mr. Dark character from Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Since this photo is not identified we’ll never know the true story behind it. It’s one of the weirdest snapshots in my collection!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
The inside inscription of the ghost card reads, “Ghosts and goblins, and black cats, too, will be on the prowl and haunting you... But don’t be scared, don’t shout or run... Just have a night that’s lots of fun!”
The answer to the question on the scarecrow kid card is, “You! Happy Halloween.”
Friday, October 20, 2006
If you are brave of heart press the play button to view these dreadfully fun previews and watch as spooks from yesteryear play on your monitor. Words of warning - you might not want to watch this alone! BREWHA-HA-HA!
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Thursday, October 19, 2006
I remember every year at school our local bank would give each kid one of these cheap bags that had their logo and Halloween graphics plastered all over it. Of course they had a few goodies tucked inside to get us started before the big night. I never used buckets, pillow cases or pumpkin heads for my treats, just these cheap plastic bags. They did hold a lot of loot and I liked how the little handle would snap back and forth. You did need to be careful with these bags since they would rip really easy and you’d leave a trail of Pixie Stix and mini Krackel candy bars behind.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Funny thing about this post is that this ad was published on October 18, 1953 and now it’s resurfaced to be shown again on the same day just 53 years later. I assure you that posting this today on the same day was unintentional since I pretty much just grab items out of my tub of Halloween stuff every morning. Actually I was trying to decide between this ad or some Scooby-Doo items and as usual I wasn’t aware of today’s date until just a few minutes ago. Do-doo-do-doo, kind of Twilight Zoney if you ask me!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
As I write this I just thought about how they might be here to take over the world, so we must do our part and eat ‘em up. Yeah, that’s it, these little things aren’t cookies but some malicious aliens disguised as tiny treats. They might be here to enslave us or worse yet package us up and shove us into boxes and sell each box for a $1.39 at some discount store on a far away planet to giant monstrous fang face aliens for their dessert! Yikes!
So go out and buy a truck load of boxes and start eating away! I’m doing my part to save the Earth and now it’s your turn. Go chomp a Pumpkin Delight today or end up as a snack cookie in cellophane!
(Oops sorry about that! I think this Halloween countdown is taking it’s toll!)
Monday, October 16, 2006
Both of these photos were taken at a Halloween party back in the mid-90's and yes that’s me as the mad scientist and the first lady of Neato Coolville is the mime.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
For today’s post we’re going way back with this 1920's snapshot of a family dressed in their Halloween best. Someone added the caption, “The Doo Funny Family”in the top boarder. I think that’s appropriate since they do look funny!
Check out the creative costume of the person dressed as a little baby sitting on a corn flakes box. I think that witch must’ve zapped that person into a little baby!
Notice the corn flakes box is Armour’s brand, which I thought looked familiar to me. I finally realized I had an Armour’s Oats Box for sale in my booth at an antique store. I’ve included a photo of this oats box, so you’ll have a better idea of what the corn flakes box looks like.