The Great Pumpkin* wishes you and yours a very Happy Halloween!
I don’t seem to have many Halloween pictures from my childhood.
But perhaps there is a reason for that.
I seem to have had difficulty as a child sticking with mainstream Halloween choices. My failure to convince people that I was the Great Pumpkin was followed shortly thereafter by declairing myself Patrick Henry for the Bicentennial Halloween edition.
But me? Nope, there I am, Patrick Henry, complete with scroll and a Give me Liberty of Give Me Death vibe.
I don’t recall that I got a lot of candy that year.
However, I did stick with my Charlie Brown theme as time went by – although I downgraded myself from demi-god to leading man as evidenced by this shot of my homemade 4th of July parade float (why were my shorts so tight? I am not remotely a fashion conscious person but, seriously, every time I see a picture of my childhood self the first thing that always springs to mind is “what the hell am I wearing?”).