Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

I remember the days of trick or treating 
in my neighborhood of my small hometown.
My next door neighbor, Lola who was like our 
Grandmother always made popcorn balls for us.
Unfortunately I have no pictures of us going.
So let us go back to my Grandmother's days.

My Grandmother sent this to her baby sister Esther


Now here is what she and Max were up to 
in 1912
100 years ago...
they were carving their Halloween pumpkins!


Happy Halloween
from my family to yours!



13 comments:

Sue McPeak said...

What treasures these photos are and the card. Thanks for sharing them. Boo!! Happy Halloween!!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great photos, Ann. So precious. I remember those popcorn balls. They were great! Too bad we can't trust homemade treats for our kids anymore :( So happy we have those memories, tho!

Jill said...

Ohhh, I remember the balls, only I think they were made of puffed rice where I lived, and then there were the houses that always had fudge, had to get to there! Do children even get excited about certain treats any more, I highly doubt it!!

Love your postcards, Halloween ones are hard to come by.

Happy Halloween!

NanaDiana said...

I love your old pictures. Now days you can't give out popcorn balls because they might be "tainted". Sad, isn't it? Happy Halloween- xo Diana

Lottie said...

What wonderful photos and card! Thank you for sharing them. Happy Halloween!

Susie said...

Ann, I love the old pictures. So nice that you have them. Smiles, Susie

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I love these photos, Ann! So sweet! This is definitely one of my favorite days! I want to share with you a silly song we sang in church when I was a little girl. :)

"I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,
Blossoms popping right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and make a treat,
A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree."

I used to sing this song all of the time when I was little! Your post reminded me of it. Thank you for that!
Happy Halloween :)
-Denise

Donna W said...

Those photos are amazing! I didn't realize that pumpkin carving went back that far. My grandma always used to make popcorn balls too. And some people used to give out caramel apples. Boy, things sure have changed!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I just enjoy seeing old post cards so much

and I remember when I was a kid halloween was so fun ( yes I can still remember that far back ) LOL

Shirley said...

Happy Halloween Ann..hope only good witches cross your path and very few tricks from the goblins
tonight!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Happy Halloween to you too Ann! Hope you are well and ready for the chilly weather. You have such wonderful photos and mementos of your family. Treasures for sure!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Loved seeing the old family pictures and postcard. My grandma used to make popcorn balls when we went to the country. They were so good.

Perfectly Printed said...

Amazing photos!! So lucky to have these!

chris