Monday, October 25, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Chuckles

It's Blue Monday!

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Have some fun by visiting other Blue participants and leaving comments; you'll be surprised how many will return the favor.

Please notice all of the blue in these pictures.

When I was a child--back in the covered wagon days--Halloween was a carefree holiday where we dressed in fun, happy costumes and got free candy. No decorations were necessary, and it did not cost much to participate. I don't ever remember being scared.

We had little if any money, and Mama would sew costumes for me, my twin brother, and my younger sister. I remember one year, using an orange and white checkered piece of material, my brother and I went as Jack and Jill. She simply made a skirt for me and a pair of pants for my brother. We wore our own white shirts! (Mama was quite creative and a good "salesperson"! She could convince us that the costumes she'd made were special.)

Betty Rubble from the Flintstones is my kinda costume! Look at all of that lovely blue!

Costumes were no more scary than this blue pirate costume.

If anyone was a ghost, they would be a friendly one, flying through the blue sky.

I really don't like scaring small children.

Matter of fact, I'd rather laugh.

Happy Blue Monday!

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Dandelion and Daisy said...

We live in a small town and Halloween has always been fun for us because I had little children or Granchildren to Trick or Treat with....but dang, they are all growing up so this year, Grandma has no one to Trick or Treat with! So, guess I'll just stay home and enjoy the little ones that come to the door. Have a Happy Halloween.

Johnny Nutcase said...

like the bottom cartoon, cute!

Dena E's Blog said...

This was sooooo cute Sally !!!
You always have such great pics to share with us.. I had blogger issues again...Just like on RED day.. At least this time I was able to upload some from google images.. It won't upload from ours.. Weird cuz it usually does.. :0(
But :0) I'm here for BLUE day anyway..
Hugs Dena

LV said...

Halloween took on a totally different meaning when I was growing up. It has gotten out of control and too dangerous for treat or treat anymore. Sally, you find some of the best images and cartoons. You never disappoint us with your Blue Mondays. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I did not visit as many on Saturday as I normally do. Therefore, I messed you. Sorry, but I did enjoy your post for that day.

Marice said...

love that blue dress :)

Nanette said...

Hi Sally,
Betty Rubble is so very cute in her blue! We live in a very small safe town but this is our first year here so not sure how many kids we'll get for trick or treat. I guess we'll see! Happy Blue Monday.

maria said...

I like the cartoon too. Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday.

Nanette said...

Hi Sally,
Sorry about linking twice, I must have hit the linking thing two times without realizing it.

maritz said...

My post is all about KIDS AGAINST HUNGER... take a look! Thanks

Jan said...

Imaginative as always, Sally.
God Bless,

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Sally.

Here I am with another blue post again, and my thanks for hosting each week.

I also have on my post some watch pieces to giveaway, (pay shipping).
If that is not OK, and you can let me know, I will redo my post.


barbara jean

anne said...

Oh yeah they looked so cute, it is not scary at all

peggy gatto said...

the last morning glories of the year!

genny said...

nice lovely blue dress Sally. joining again this blue monday meme....count me in! cheers!

Joanne Olivieri said...

They are adorable and I love the blue outfit. Very cute.

Joyful said...

There sure is a lot of blue in those photos ;-) Happy Blue Monday!

☺lani☺ said...

Cool, some of them are my favorite characters :)

Happy Week!

Loui♥ said...

happy Blue Monday Sally..
getting chilly out here in Colorado!
Do you Ski?
some folks do with a passion..
come see!
warm sandy hugs..

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sally,
I like your back in the covered wagon days! hehehe!
Cute post and thanks for hostessing too!

Sar@h said...

The blue pirate is my favorite, I often wear t-shirt striped ;-)

Eden said...

I love that pirate costume for my little boy on their Halloween Disco at school.Cute.

Happy Blue Monday.

Unknown said...

I made a slide, because too many pictures I want to show you^^

Have a happy Blue Monday

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The Betty Rubble costume, in particular, is a collector's item! Really clever and unique!
Have a beautiful Blue Monday!

Southern Lady said...

This was a nice post, Sally. I agree with you ... it seems Halloween was a lot more fun with little pirates and friendly ghosts and witches than with vampires and scary monsters.

Best wishes to you for a happy Blue Monday ... and don't forget to watch out for the alligators (I can't believe the one that was in your front yard)!

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Blue Halloween, dear Sally.

I always thought Halloween was fun, too. I remember one year a neighbor made corn fritters and hot apple cider. Now, parents would be afraid to let their children have something like that.

Donnie said...

Love your blue post Sally. I agree 100%. Somewhere along the line it became a scary event. My grands go to our Main Street and their Church for Halloween Trick or Treat and a party. I loved having a good laugh this morning. Thanks

Becky K. said...

My parents went back and forth on whether they would let us trick or treat. One year my cousin was visiting from Michigan. She talked me into dressing up (with items from my parents closet) and climbing out the window to walk to the nearest town and trick or treat. We got into a bit of trouble over that one!

Becky K.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great post. My Mom made all of my costumes and I made all of my 2 son's costumes.
My favorite one was when I went as my Dad. He was a carpenter and built houses. I used his green dickey work pants, a flannel shirt of his and a baseball cap, tied a tool belt around my waist, complete with tools,stuffed his work boots with newspaper so they would fit me and my mom got me a fake mustache ( he had a real one) and I pretended I was smoking a cigar like he always did! He was honored that I wanted to look and be like him and to this day , I still say with great pride that I am a carpenter's daughter and my Daddy taught me well!


Verna Luga said...

Hi Sally, wow so love that Betty Dress,,, .. so fun post it..

Unknown said...

Well done Sally! I made my kids costumes too and the best ever was a Hersey's Kiss... it won the prize at their school. I must have used two entire boxes of Reynolds wrap on that one!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Good morning Sally...your costumes reminded me of the gypsy costumes we would wear when we were kids. An oversized skirt, puffy blouse and lots of chains and jewelery. Then of course there was the white sheet with the eyes cut out and the hobo costume with the sooty faces. Things sure are different today!
♥, Susan

ellen b. said...

Good Morning Sally. What a fun nostalgic post. We used to have very basic costumes growing up too. Something that you could put together with stuff you had at home.

Auntie E said...

I love Casper the Friendly ghost.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Casper's my favorite, too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun post, Sally!

joyh82 said...

I like Casper the best ;)
Happy Blue Monday. Check out my book giveaway if you get a chance.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, My company just left for Florida in the pouring rain. Sigh. What I really want is a long nap. We have had countless people in our home every day and night since last Weds. Lots of good times, but time to myself is a blessing this morning.

I like your blues and your story about your mom making your costumes. I too made costumes for my children. Stuff from my sewing trunk and lots of make shift costumes too. Like a ghost made from a pillowcase etc. Nothing elaborate just fun silly stuff. Not like today. But that's ok too.

I saw your Pink Sat. post and it is so cute. I am so glad you are a cancer 'survivor' and that we are friends. Smile.
Hugs, Jeanne

♥ Kathy said...

Those were really cute Sally :) I hope you have a wonderful Blue Monday!

Denise Marie said...

I need to scare small children. I like Fall festival or harvest atmosphere and the delight of candy. I only need to be scared that my crew eats all my fav candy before I get ahold of the bowl. lol

jlshall said...

When I was a kid, my favorite costumes were always gypsies or clowns. Not very scary, and it probably says something very disturbing about my personality. But I love that Betty Rubble outfit! I might have to get one of those for this year!

Have a great Monday!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Heeehehe! Miss Sally you crack me up, "back in covered wagon days!" :o)

When we were on the farm I grew up on I can remember Mama and Daddy lettin' in a clan of people all dressed up. They sat in the living room as Mom and Dad tried to guess who they were. After sittin' there for quite sometime they got up and left without a word. In today's world they would never get in! :o)

I loved your blues and the laughter too!

God bless and have an incredibly blessed day sweetie!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved your blues... great variety there. I'm back after a bit of a hiatus with some blues of my own.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sally, It's so true that Halloween used to be fun and not so scary. I remember not being scared to eat the homemade goodies or walking into someones home. Have a great week. Debbie

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

creative blue post, well done.

Dhemz said... cute Sally! Happy Halloween in advance....:)

Doni said...

Greetings on this Bluest of Mondays! The storms are over, the sky is blue, and so is my post for Blue Monday! A lacey pillow with blue accents. Thanks for hosting!

peggy gatto said...

What fin to be reminded!!!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I so love the flintstone costume, Great blue finds Ms, Sally

Gunsside said...

My favorite have to be Casper, in this creative post :)
Have a nice week.


Nice 1 pal ..
Take a look at my poetry
I wud like to participate for this contest

Sara Chapman said...

I'm with you about scaring small kids. Fooey. And simple costumes are good costumes. Aside from not seeing too well out of cut-out eye holes, a sheet over your head was a very good ghost!

April said...

When my girls were younger, I made most of their costumes, too. I'm convinced it makes for more lasting memories.

niko said...

i love the last one the most! :) funny!! hehehe

i cannot find the linky, i might be very late.. so sorrrrrry!

anyways here's my entry

have a great week ahead sally!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL! Sally, I love that cartoon. And shhhh... I really don't like Halloween. No, I don't. Can we just skip it and go straight to Thanksgiving??? I know, I'm a Scrooge, but I don't like scary things and things that go bump in the night. ;-)


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

Enjoyed this fun post Sally. and you are right it used to be a fun care free holiday. We really enjoyed it with our children.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
I can identify with what you are writing. My mother used to help me with my costumes also. That was part of the fun! I was once 1/2 man and 1/2 lady...I had a skirt on one side and pants on the other. Kids used to be able to trick or treat on their own around my side of town...we didn't have to be afraid of crazy things happening or scarey decorations.
We only had a pumpkin. It was great fun!

Then as always things become so commercial...I enjoy all the Hallowe'en I see on blogs and driving around...but its different.

have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Hallowe'en

Self Sagacity said...

I actually like the Betty Rubble costume/ dress. It's so fabulous