Monday, October 24, 2011

Bewitching smiles

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In It's the Great Pumpkin , Charlie Brown" Lucy, the quintessential Miss Bossy Boots, declares that one should pick a costume that is in direct contrast to their personality, so that explains why she is a a witch???? Well may-be.

All dressed in a similar costume , I wonder what these women are doing, they are in an enthusiastic mood, to be sure. Are they waitresses at well heeled party, on their way out to a "girls night out", do they even know each other? Are they up to some sort of mischief, or are they going to a family reunion? Are they are group of college girls and  chaperones, pretending to be a coven of witches?

Anticipation, and a glint of mischief, and a smile on the lips of all, could it be that even the chaperones were going to have fun this Halloween. I like to think so.

If you were one who follows tradition, your Halloween costume would reflect the things that you would like to come your way during the month before next Halloween. In the later 1800s and early 1900s, the Halloween witch could be considered a glamorous figure, often portrayed on postcards of the time as a bewitching beauty. Makes me wonder.


 

 

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