Monday, October 30, 2006

By request....:-)

A friend on MySpace from Finland asked me to tell her a little about Halloween customs here since Finland doesn't have Halloween. I explained how it used to be and how parents now tend to throw Halloween parties at home for safety reasons.

In the eighties, when my old neighbors still lived here and their daughter was 8, I was honoured to be the only adult, other than' mom', at her party. I came as a gypsy. Krista (the eight year old) helped me fasten scarves at my waist, then rat my hair straight up and paint my nails black with some polish she had. I 'told fortunes' (always good, of course) but still scared one little boy to death with my outfit and he wouldn't come over:-)

This photo was taken before Krista applied the black polish. Look pretty scarey don't I??? My hair isn't that dark, but photographed that way. This scan is a little fuzzy since I did it from a paper print out I keep hanging next to my puter to scare away computer viruses. The original is buried in an album somewhere. Now, share your neighborhood or personal traditions for those bloggers living in countries that don't have Halloweenm too?? Help me out?

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5 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Got any spells to go with that??

Pris said...

How's this one...'Want to sit for a spell?' (my old southern roots:-)

polona said...

way cool :)

haloween is becoming popular here only lately, but we don't really have a tradition... and november 1 is a much more sombre holiday...

Ellen M Johns said...

Is that really you Pris?...nawwwww

Pris said...

It was really me. Isn't it amazing how different we look dressed and madeup in different ways??