Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween 1914 style

I love this picture of my Great Uncle Max and Aunt Esther



Even in 1914 they were celebrating Halloween.
Moonlit night, fortunes told, and a ghost!

my great Aunt Annie's daily diary
Oct 31, 1914

Happy Halloween!

11 comments:

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Ann, how cute is that?! Love the old style pumpkin faces on those pumpkins. So sweet that you have all of those photos and memorabilia, lucky you!
Take care and Happy Halloween tomorrow!
Gina

Curtains in My Tree said...


It amazes me the family history you have that your relatives have kept

what a sweet picture

NanaDiana said...

What a GREAT old excerpt from her diary. Loved reading about the ghost chasing them and the fortune telling. lol That picture is just DARLING! What a treasure! xo Diana

Susie said...

Ann, I love that photo too. Wow, people were thin back then for the weights. Hope you are not getting cold weather yet. Although it is forecasted for the Midwest this weekend. xoxo,Susie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Ann, Love the photo, and the journal entry is so interesting. I had to laugh when she listed everyone's weight. Really enjoyed her description of their Halloween fun. Fortunes in milk, I never knew about that trick.

Great share!

ann said...

Will you have many trick or treaters? I will have very few. Our house sits so far back from the road we are rather off of the beaten path. I very much appreciated the last comment that you left me last week. Yes, we do hold much in common. Rather fun, isn't it? Have a great week end.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh Ann, what a fabulous photo, so great! And so very wonderful to have that charming note, you lucky! Thanks so much for sharing these with us, love them!

Happy Halloweenie!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I loved this post. That is such a cute picture with the pumpkins. I like the expressions on the pumpkins and the kids.

Fun to read about their Halloween celebration with ghosts and magically appearing milk fortunes.

Happy Halloween!
Susie @ Persimmon Moon Cottage

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
Aunt Annie definitely knew how to throw a party!!! I would have loved the wagon ride by moonlight!!!
A bewitching post!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow, great pictures... hang on to those photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by my PS post... Have a great week!

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, what a darling photo and again, what a treasure to have it! I hope you're doing well, my sweet friend, and it's always good to hear from you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)