Saturday, October 31, 2020



Happy Halloween 2020, Nick snapped a quick photo of us.  

Ignore our footwear or lack of it, lol! I wanted to get a good shot of my ombre leggings. They have pumpkins on them. We decided on matching t shirts.

As a child in Catholic school, we wore costumes of saints on November 1st which is deemed All Saints Day. Michael Dovgan always was dressed as Michael the Archangel complete with tights and a sword and shield. But no one could ever top JoDene Chorak., as her mother dressed her as Christ the King. Let me tell you, nobody was going to upstage the "King" Himself! She wore a red velvet cloak and a beautiful crystal crown. Saint Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower) was one of the many costumes my mom's older sister, Auntie Mary made for all of us kids. It was complete with a crucifix adorned with roses. She was a Carmelite nun and passed away at the tender age of 24 from tuberculosis. Trust me, as a Catholic child, you knew all the different religious orders, Carmelite, Benedictine, Dominican are the ones I was most familiar with. You knew them by the color of habit the nuns wore. But all in all I loved dressing up for that special day because our mom let us celebrate Halloween so we were fortunate to have two costumes. Often we found things around the house and went as things like gypsies and clowns. I even had a Raggedy Ann costume once and my friend Becky Bailey was Andy. But we were older and on a bowling league. Many good memories.

Buzz Lightyear and his brother/friend Woody came to visit us today. What sweet boys they are.

This rootin tootin cowboy was having a great day too!

Addy was Alvin and two of her friends are Simon and Theodore.  I would love to see a photo of all three of them. It is fun to celebrate with your best friends.

Rebekah and Zach have some company tonight and Dan is a great guy. He brought his telescope over. After viewing the moon, I feel I have a really personal relationship with the moon. It has always been a favorite of mine. I have always loved viewing the stars and the moon and all the wonderful constellations. 


Ginny Hartzler said...

I love seeing photos of you. you are young! I love the leggings!

Brian said...

Those are terrific photos and Buzz Lightyear is a super cool hero dude!

Edna B said...

I love your matching outfits. The kids look like they're making the best of the day. Wonderful photos. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Mevely317 said...

Precious babes! We celebrated All Saint's Day at this morning's church service -- candles being lit in honor of those we lost this year. My Tom attended Catholic grade school, too -- but not sure how much he retained. Ha. I'll have to ask if he knows about those different religious orders.

pilch92 said...

Cute photos. I like your shirts. :) Glad you had a happy Halloween. XO

messymimi said...

Great costumes, all of you!