Did some grocery shopping today. Saw some kids looking at Hallowe'en costumes. Brought back memories.
When I was growing up we could not afford costumes. Zorro masks were popular one year. Mainly black but other colours were available. With three friends(all aged 7 - 9) we bought four different coloured masks.
Did the rounds,rotated the masks and repeated. Didn't fool anyone, made a few people laugh. Brought home four Steinberg's bags filled with goodies.
It's Hallowe'en. Let's share memories.
The Power of the Mask
The power of the mask. Thanks for sharing CR.
I was surprised at how little the adults are into it in MTL. Judging from what I saw this past weekend downtown MTL not a lot of adults get into wearing costumes to the bars. Too bad, it is so much fun.
Eastender, that feeling of having four bags full of candy is one of the greatest feelings going. It is like being wealthy.
Canada vs USA
Most holidays are very low key in Canada compared to the USA. I remember certain years when I was down in Concord NH or Nashville TN during Hallowe'en and the decorations,motifs,events and activities were constant for a few days.
Originally Posted by Turbodick
In the neighbourhood where I grew up most of our fathers were WWII vets from various armies. Some had kept uniforms, war trophies, small equipment and the like. One Hallowe'en, Friday night, when we were 14-17 years old, a group put together a costume that was a mix of every thing that we could think of from WWII artifacts. It looked bad but for effect we took parts of an old raincoat and spray painted them florescent. Then one of us - not me, put it on and we waited with check points in a dark place for the drunks to start coming home from the taverns on foot or by car.
Scared a few of them a bit but they game ended when one of the drunks accelerated and bounced of three parked cars before roaring down the street.
A few days later he was arrested for hit and run. His excuse was that he was driving home stone sober when a martian jumped in front of the car. His previous record for DWI did not help.
In both nations, you are free to celebrate, or ignore, the holidays as much as you please.
Originally Posted by eastender
On most US holidays, I work in exchange for flex-time.
Weeks after the 4th of July, I have my own fireworks ... in Montreal!