85 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday ~ Halloween in the Fifties

  1. The photo is taken in front of our house on Oak Street in Pico Rivera, California. My brother Fred, myself, my sister Vera, and my sister Kathy. My mom must have made Kathy and Vera’s outfits. Fred and my costumes are pretty dismal. I wonder who or what I’m suppose to be with that weird hat on…
    Trick or Treat in this poor area we lived in was magical. For poor little kids to come home with a big bag of candy was such a wonderful treat. The families in this neighborhood all took great effort in making the trick or treat experience one to be remembered…

  2. That is a really funny photo. What are you? I had the same idea for a post. Scanner is not usable but I wanted to use a photo from college when I wore my old brownie uniform and my friend was a nun. My car had to have a jump start and the nun had to push the brownie and then jump in fast.

  3. Great photo!! I love dressing up for Halloween, and my mom and grandma would make all my costumes when I was younger…I had some great ones! Love the look back…thanks for sharing!

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Well, it matters not what you were supposed to be…Those times were more innocent and the fun was less complicated! Kids were happy without spending a fortune and times were less stressful and hurried!

    Happy WW!

  5. G’day from Australia,

    I came here from Sandee’s blog. I guess it’s not the costumes that are important – it’s the camaraderie and whether you had fun on the day.

    It’s a great return to childhood. Enjoyed my first visit here.

    Cheers

    David

  6. But this picture is so full of delight that it’s Halloween and that you’ve got a mask on. I’m sure you didn’t need to be anyone specific – you look fairly young there. Really love this shot!

  7. Precious picture of your times and memories…I knew it was the four of you, even tho I couldn’t see your faces, before I read your comment, because the four of you were always together is pics. (can I write with that many commas!!).

    Maybe Jack can see that even Nana dressed up funny! Happy Hw.

  8. How neat… now a days I can’t stand the majority of the costumes – no thought goes into some of these, they just buy it… Oh, ya, I’m finishing up my costume as I’m visiting the WW’s :P Have a Happy Halloween & Happy WW!! :-)

  9. what a precious memory … some times you wonder what happened to the simple thinsg in life. Everything has become so commercialised … store bought costumes especially

  10. This has left me with tears in my eyes and a smile. We’ve thrown together costumes this year..or borrowed them. This is a beautiful picture. I really believe those with less do seem to get a little more out of the magical holidays! Happy WW!!!! This is absolutely adorable and priceless.

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