October 31, 2008


"Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!"

~ Elizabeth Akers Allen

Cherelle, Chantele, Cherise, Charmaine, circa 1971

"The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

~ Nina Willis Walter

Do you think it means anything that my mother chose the devil costume for me?

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

~ William Shakespeare

I searched Etsy for some vintage Halloween images and found the pattern my mother MUST have used to make our costumes. Too funny.


Xylia said...

Hahaha. So cute, and check out that console and the tape deck! I was soooo jealous of my older brother for getting one of those!

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness! My mother used the same pattern for my sister and me! No kidding! My sister was the angel and I was the witch, (apparently our two mothers had somewhat similar views of us, huh?!)

Cute photos!

Forever Foxed said...

Those are great photos! Happy halloween!

High Desert Diva said...

Xylia...nothing like a reel to reel. Looks big and bulky now-a-days though.

Victoria...I would love to see photos!

willow said...

Your mother was so good to make that adorable costume for you, you devil, you! Fun to find the pattern!

Happy Halloween from Willow Manor! x

jewelstreet said...

lol. That is funny. It's a small world after all.

moxylyn said...

LOL that's too cute!

Jenn said...

That is awesome! Can't believe you found the pattern. You'll have to buy it and make the costumes then you can be the princess and Mark can be the devil this time around heehee. Love all the poems, I never knew that last one was Shakespeare (sadly) but had heard it.

M.Kate said...

Charmaine, as usual, I love all your old pictures..they are a treasure and great. My kids would love to dress up for Halloween, its celebrated on a very small scale unfortunately. I wished it would be as much fun here as it will be over there :D

The Queen Of Re said...

Have a wonderful night. Young or old....it's fun

Mrs.French said...

a treasure....ok, you had to be the cutest witch I have ever seen....xo

The Empty Envelope said...

What an awesome blog! Thanks for linking my pattern! Fantastic photos!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful that your mother made your costumes herself.
I also love the names she chose for you all.
Yes, I wonder why you did get to be the lucky on in the devil costume.....!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Very cute, I enjoyed the photos:)

Happy Halloween!

Hey Harriet said...

Ha! That is funny! What a lovely mum to make costumes for you all :)

fly tie said...

so funny that you found that pattern. that must have been the one.

and you? the devil? noooooo!!!

Cicada Studio said...

Too cute. I could only WISH to have such a cool and evil costume. I was usually something very cute and sweet and not at all what I wanted to be. My bad-girl streak didn't really get very far in the future, either...