It took much digging but finally located this pic! Above is the award-winning poster by one Miss Kym, age 7, which was on display at a local library in whatever year that was. So with all apologies to Ms. Chickory, it wasn’t a black cat in a pumpkin, but a ghost in a pumpkin, but Chickie-chick, you can see why it reminded me of your wonderful artwork!
But of course, digging in old photo albums also led to these classics:
The Kymster. Probably age 3 or 4? With first original cat Bandit. Photo taken in the world’s smallest house that was my first home as single mom. Please forgive the paneling. I was lucky to have this place! Bandit, now that was a cat. He liked to sit on top of the neighbor’s car. One day, they were trying to shoo him away so they could actually get in their car and go somewhere. On the way down from the top of the car, Bandit bit their little boy on top of his head. Did I have proof of rabies shots? Why, heck no! Who could afford vets back in those days? Bandit ended up in kitty jail over at the Animal Shelter and I had to have a garage sale to raise the funds for his bail and shots. Good times. Good times!
Here’s a fave! Fast forward a couple of years and now we have Miss Kymmie as Mickey Mouse, friend Tiffie as gypsy, nephew Erik as E.T. (Sister Carole labored for hours and I do mean HOURS on that costume), and nephew Ryan as Dracula. **sigh** Ryan is the one who died in a car accident a few years ago now. :( Sad face.
Fast forward another couple of years and we have a punk rocker. I think that is what this get-up is/was! Notice the mis-matched shoes (and how dirty they are!) Very Madonna, don’t you think? And might I call your attention to that horrendous silk flower on the fireplace? O.M.G. What is that and where did it come from? I shudder to think! By now, we were single-momming it in a respectable patio home. Still small, but brand new, and were we proud of it! My plan was to live there forever because I was never getting married again. Also notice the highly decorative blue spray-painted wicker basket. My Friend Jamie and I were mad keen on spray painting baskets. Cheap decorations, they were. We were all about the cheap, for sure! The scary thing is, that house would be about 4 years away from being paid for now. Ack!
Might be some more Ghost of Halloween Past pics to come!