I was a little girl my granddad would send us a box every
October filled with Halloween decorations. It was a delight,
paper mache pumpkins, paper ghosties with bow ties, honeycombed
paper black cats and one year, little battery operated
glass jack-o-lanterns that you could turn on and off.
They were wonderful and mysterious. I think this is where
my love of all things Halloween started.
also loved dressing up, trying on different costumes to
be something besides just a small girl. I could be strong
as Mighty Mouse, clever as Snoopy, or a magical fairy
who could fly and grant wishes. When I got a little older
I learned to sew my own costumes, which was great fun.
think that it is good for kids to get a chance
to dress up and play pretend. Being a five-year-old
super hero is a very powerful thing indeed.