Childhood Memories Friday: Halloween in the 1970s

Childhood Memories FridayYesterday was Halloween, and a nasty, rainy one here. I hope yours had better weather.

So, how about a vintage Halloween photo to bring back a few memories of Halloween in the 1970s?

Halloween 1970Here I am, as a skeleton, with my sister as Little Red Riding Hood, in 1970. Gotta love the vintage canisters in the background, and the general late ’60s/early ’70s vibe the kitchen has going on. How many kitchen floors like that do you see nowadays?

From the looks of things, I’m guessing we bought our masks and created the rest of our costumes. I know you’re envious of my awesome shoes. Many of my childhood memories revolve around hideous shoes …

I love the plastic pumpkins for collecting candy, too. So vintage and so … refreshingly small. I remember a few years ago, one of my children had her (fairly large) candy receptacle break all over the yard in the midst of trick-or-treating. Thankfully, a kind neighbor brought her out one of those large fabric bags that seem to be given out everywhere. Seriously, trick-or-treating today results in SO MUCH CANDY. Kind of refreshing to think of giving kids a simple Tootsie Roll or two. That would never fly today.

How about you? Halloween memories? Or perhaps a fun story from last night?

2 thoughts on “Childhood Memories Friday: Halloween in the 1970s

  1. Jill’s red housecoat was a hand me down – probably from Katters. Once Dr. Silver & Jean gave us some of the pumpkin candy holders. It was probably a thank you gift for keeping their boys. I look at my clean kitchen. Even the dish drainer is empty! I’ve always kinda been like that and am proud I was/am.

  2. Very cute! Reminds me of my sister and me. I love the canisters all lined up! Alas, I can’t say I had a small container. We lived near a “rich” neighborhood, so we would get a large, paper grocery sack and go there first; then come home, drop off our filled bags and get a smaller bag, and go some more in our own neighborhood! That was in the ’60s.

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