By: Sandra Elzie
Since today is my blog day as well as the day that my Treasure Hunt story is “up” on my website…(a shameless plug, but what the heck?) I thought I’d take today and just enjoy some of the lighter side of Halloween. Come on! Let’s share some fun moments!
As you can see from the attached picture, I’ve looked better…and worse…but it was all in fun. The picture was taken by one of my staff back in 1982 when the Accounting office hosted the Halloween Open House. (Each year a different department was responsible for providing the party and it was our year).
I had some dedicated Halloween fans and they strung webs all over the office, complete with my second most dreaded thing…black spiders. We all baked and about 200 people came throughout the day to admire our work and get a ‘treat’…candy or a cookie.
The following year there was a costume contest and I won the prize because I had spent the first hour of the day going around handing out apples and no one recognized me. Finally one of the administrators tracked me down in the hall and told me that if I didn’t belong in the building that I’d have to leave. I gave myself away when I started laughing…no, not a witch’s cackle, but a Sandy laugh. I was very surprised that I had been able to keep my true identity a secret for so long. (I had called in sick so they wouldn’t be expecting me at the office)
I’ve gone to work dressed in pajamas…my whole section did…(and I was only 21 and dumb enough to do it), a cowgirl with much-used boots and a paramedic, complete with a stethoscope hanging around my neck.
Like our kids, I always enjoyed any excuse to have a good time on that one day of the year. One year hubby and I went to a party as Natasha and Boras. Partway through the evening he donned a black cape and stuck in vampire teeth. Okay, I’ll admit that I married a man willing to step outside the box and have fun. (Vampires don’t have to talk, they just bite necks, so he was quietly right at home)
So, share your funny costume or party stories with us and then click on my name in the sidebar to the right and hop over to my website to read my entry in the Treasure Hunt contest. Be sure to answer the question at the end of the story and save it…along with the answers from the stories before mine and be eligible for a fantastic prize. (It’s bigger and better than any prize we’ve ever given since we’re making you work for it!)
Share your experiences and then enjoy the story at my website.