Saturday, October 20, 2007

We had a real Adventure....

I made this card last was for the Daily Card Challenge. We were supposed to make a Non-traditional Halloween card....using non-traditional colors. I think I did that. But it brought up memories of growing up. I think I am going to send it to my sister and ask her what her memories are...and add it to my scrapbook.

I don't know about you....but I remember some interesting Halloween experiences growing up.

The two that really stand out is the year when a couple tried to give us chocolate cake. We told them that we couldn't take it...but they didn't care they gave it anyways. They were probably trying to be nice. However, the group of us....John, Clint, Christine, David & myself....knew we weren't supposed to take anything but store bought candy. The minute we were out of site...the cake was thrown on the ground. That probably wasn't the best way to handle it. Nor the most mature....Chris & John were the oldest and they were probably about 8 at the time. So I guess it was to be expected. This was in the late 1970's.

Around the same time....there was a house. It was all decorated and spooky. All the lights in the house were off....except for the porch lights. There on the porch was a plastic pumpkin filled with quarters and a note...that said only take one.....otherwise...Beware. Well we all took just one. Though we talked big and said we would go back and grab more....that we would run faster than whoever was inside. Though....I think fear over greed won out. Especially since the curtain moved ever so slightly when we walked on the porch.

The other thing I remember is having to take my candy to the hospital and having it x-rayed. Nothing was ever found...but it was still a threat.

Years later....and sister went trick or treating in junior high/early high school. I remember trading out her candy for the stuff I didn't like. Because she never ate hers. She always knew though. Every few weeks or so she would do inventory on her candy.
Plus, my mom loved Halloween. In high school I thought I was too cool. But every time a kid would come up to the door she would call me over to look. I hated it then...but miss it now.

These are some of my memories....what about you? And what types of memories are you creating now. This will be my 4th Halloween here in Georgia and we have bought candy every year but have never had even one trick or treater.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trying the Ebay thing again


I decided I would try Ebay again. I sold a card the other day. SO I just made a couple of cards specifically to sell on ebay. I hope they sell. It would be nice to have some extra money come in. Plus, since it all goes to my PayPal account....I get to spend the money. :)

Here are my newest items.