It’s That Time Of Year

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 1955

Ah, the crisp air of autumn–not yet arrived here in muggy, dank … dare I say, sultry, Texas. Leaves are still green on many of the trees, and my hair is still frizzy with humidity. But Halloween, she comes. And with that, an obligation for children to trick or treat from home to home, virus be damned at this point. While I am not the sort of adult who dons costumes anymore, it is always fun to travel back in time to mid-century university life and revisit the apparel of yore. The couple above were captioned as “night-shirted mambo dancers.” They take it quite seriously.

But not as seriously as young love.

1947 Cactus

Next we have a gaggle of hoboes (also acceptable: hobos. Reminds me of the buffalo conundrum.) Yes, this is when it was acceptable to make fun of the homeless, before many of them were traumatized Vietnam vets. Back then, they were lovable tramps who hopped the trains–and evidently never left home (well, camp) sans hat.

Up next, a Li’l Abner couple, although little is the last word that comes to mind.

Finally, we have a prone mummy, an Indian brave and his maiden, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and others.

Do recall that Ann and Andy were siblings, so let’s hope this didn’t get weird at the end of the night. Did you know that the Raggedy siblings are over 100 years old now? Methinks we should bring the term “raggedy” back into play. It means shabby, so perhaps we could start calling interior design “raggedy chic”? Shabby chic with a hint of red yarn?

Ah, yes, this is perfect!

12 thoughts on “It’s That Time Of Year”

  1. We just got our annual can and can’t list for Halloween dressing up at work, Kerbey. (Which took a break last year when it was a blanket can’t-for-COVID.) I must admit I’m tiring of the effort of Halloween participation at my advancing age. I may take a pass this year.

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  2. Hmmm, some excellent costume choices there! I’m kind of partial to that first pic – are those pajamas?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My husband and I will be donning costumes this year, perhaps I’ll have to include a picture in my next post because they’re gonna be fabulous! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Happy Halloween, hope it cools off for you soon!

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    1. I think they would make fine pajamas. Oh, I DO want to see your costume! We are old fogeys now that our son is in college. Doubt we’ll even buy candy. We got a cold front Friday night, and it’s been the most blissful weather this weekend! I actually wore jeans to church yesterday and long sleeves today!

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