A little synchronicity going on with blogs this Halloween.
Chicken Wrangler Sara’s post for last Friday about crayon costumes she’d made for her children arrived for me to schedule as I was searching through my stash of pictures for a Halloween costume photo to use for my blog today. As I told her, great minds think alike.
My search for the photo of her brother and sister in their costumes turned into more of a search than I wanted. I discovered two things:
#1 The albums I used back in the 1970s were disintegrating. The pictures were fine the photo holders not so much.
Not a big problem. Now I know there’s an issue. I’ll switch all those photos to albums like the other years before cell phone photography and cloud storage.
#2 Daughter #2 (the one in the picture) had the photograph.
That proved to be more of an issue. After texting Daughter #2, I learned she did have the photo I wanted for sure along with several others. All taken with permission. However, she couldn’t find the photo of her and her brother in Halloween costumes.
Thus began the great Halloween picture search at our family gathering to watch the opening game of the World Series. She brought a huge pile of pictures for us to search through as we sipped craft beer and cheered the Astros.
No luck that night so her search continued.
No luck the next day or the next. “No worries,” I said through my disappointment.
Then I got a text late Sunday afternoon: “I never did find the original but suddenly remembered that I had scanned it in on my old phone!!” The photo we’d been searching for was included. I had to laugh at the full circle…snapshot to jpg. Computers to the rescue.
Here’s the picture. Our son is in a devil costume I made and daughter #2 is one of the three blind mice. (Back then Halloweens were kinder and gentler.)
After that buildup, you’ll probably find the photo anti-climactic, but don’t miss the paper decorations in the windows.
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