I've written 3 posts today, so be sure to scroll down for my other two! Laurie's theme for this week's "Whatever Wednesday" is fall memories. I have so many, since fall is my favorite season. I can remember my mom making us costumes from a trunkful of old clothes she had. One year, I was an angel. My 'gown' had actually been the graduation robe my brother wore when he graduated from kindergarten. (He's 10 years older than me.)
I can remember the smell of burning leaves. Alas, you aren't allowed to do that any more.
I remember being able to go anywhere for Halloween and coming home with a ridiculous amount of candy. We heard all the razors-in-apples stories but it didn't really worry us. My mom used to make bags of popcorn for the neighborhood kids, and they looked forward to it every year. Can you imagine doing that nowadays? (BTW, there have only been about 2 proven cases of candy poisoning, and both were traced to family members.)
We kids used to like to rake leaves into squares and leave part of one 'wall' (actually about 6 inches tall) open for a 'door.' Then we'd play 'house.'
One fall, I was actually a cheerleader for a local football team. Nobody who knows me now would ever believe that, and I only did it 'cause my dad made me. My sister and my friend Betty were better at it. (Yes, I had a friend named Betty--Betty Ann. Am I dating myself?)