Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween, 1967

Here's my entry for the Big Wicked Online Pageant. I had a few childhood costumes to choose from, but I went with one from October 1967. I think you'll see why:

















I have never mentioned this before, but for several years before the birth of my younger brothers, my parents were circus people. This was taken at a stop in Port Washington, NY.
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30 comments:

Distributorcap said...

oh the world loves a clown.....

and what a great tv set

but the hat.... and where are the clown shoes?

Beth said...

Love it! The Ramshackles were creepy clownfolk!

Doc said...

Well it takes one to know a bad one. No wonder you have been doggedly following their exploits since then. Did you ever dress up as a Croc or Gator? Or a German or Floridian? Things would really start falling into place if you had a yes answer to either of these questions.

Great pic! And we had the same T.V.

Doc

Dena said...

Well, in my mind that explains a hell of a lot.

Marni said...

You are so cute...

Some Guy said...

This photo needs to be incorporated into your blog in some permanent way. It's a classic!

Dale said...

It all makes sense now. Scary. But still cute. You damned clown!

Johnny Yen said...

I'm beginning to understand your current aversion to clowns...

kirby said...

Pretty nice costume for 1967. Most of us kids were wearing the still wearing the little plastic masks and flammable pajamas they called costumes back then.

Mnmom said...

'splains a lot. I agree that it must be incorporated into the blog in a permanent way.

Grant Miller said...

This explains everything anyone could ever need to know about you.

katrocket said...

haha! I love that "Clowns are #1!" pose. Stellar!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

They (my mom and her sister my Aunt Carol) stuffed me into a clown costume around that time as well, the bastards. I love that huge TV behind you.

Cormac Brown said...

Laugh, clown, laugh...

"This was taken at a stop in Port Washington, NY."

Wha? That's the hometown of The Missus!

SkylersDad said...

that is wonderful, and we had the same TV also. Of course, didn't everyone have the same TV back then?

BeckEye said...

Ah, the fearlessness of early childhood.

Dr Zibbs said...

Bwahahaha

Allison said...

I'm loving the yellow pom poms, and the tv set too! Great costume. :)

Dino aka Katy said...

you know that is so not fair - there was no halloween in my childhood - no such thing in germany. Now there was fashing (Carnival) wonder if that counts

I think you look adorable

FranIAm said...

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH- you are scaring me.

Always with the clowns!

justacoolcat said...

Sometimes you really scare me.

dguzman said...

This is proof positive that Gacey didn't HAVE to be psycho killer after getting into the clown biz. Just sayin'.

heals said...

in first grade, my mother made me wear an inchworm costume that she made herself. i didn't even make it to recess and i haven't recovered since.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Why, that clown isn't scary at all. In fact, he's quite cute.

Suze said...

Cute, cute outfit. I wore something similar to my prom :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This explains so very much. I'm surprised you didn't turn out to be a serial killer. You didn't, right?

Flannery Alden said...

It's lucky you didn't catch on fire, so close to that open flame!

Awesome clown!

Happy Halloween!

Flannery and Doc

Coaster Punchman said...

Wait, so are you serious about your parents being circus people? What do "circus people" do? Have you read "Geek Love" yet?

When your picture came up on the screen I actually roared outloud. Thanks for the laugh!

Splotchy said...

The best picture ever taken.

I kid you not, my word verification is "mondster".

vikkitikkitavi said...

I'm sorry, but you look like a clown in this picture.