I was 16 the last time I dressed up for Halloween, as a kid, because my younger sisters needed an escort to the Girl Scouts Halloween Party...
I dressed up as Miss America 1976...using a dress, high-heeled shoes, wig, and bra (stuffed with newspapers) belonging to our Mom, and proceeded to escort them for an amusing 1 mile walk to the party that embarrassed the hell out of the little darlings, freaked out the Den Mother when she opened the door, and for which, I think, the sisters have yet to completely forgive me. ;-D
Cathleen Falsani, is an irreverent religion columnist and author of The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers & Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace.
She now calls Laguna Beach home, and I've just discovered her 8 yr. old blog, The Dude Abides.
A post she wrote the day before Halloween is a touching, amusing, and thoughtful piece about Halloween from the perspective of her adopted son, experiencing it for the 1st time, and how her own childhood experiences, and then lack there-of, shaped her life, and her current thinking on the subject, as well as a little bit of a history lesson.
The story of her son, Vasco, and how he came into her life, is touching, and you can learn about it on this blog:
The Dude Abides will join my OC Blogroll.