275. Halloween Costume Party
"Did you get your costume done last night?"
asked my girlfriend Audrey in the early morning
October 31. "Of course, it was ready, but
're not going to see it until tonight," she
. That was a real disappointment. I had been
forward to seeing her latest Halloween creation. Audrey
a fine seamstress, and every year she makes
best costumes for the Halloween parties we try
attend. On the other hand, I usually just
some old rags on and go as a
or a pirate, or something lame like that,
not Audrey. She goes all out. Last year,
went as a beautiful witch complete with the
hat and witch's broom. She looked beautiful.
tradition is very old in the United States.
one really knows how it was first celebrated,
it did come from somewhere in Europe. It
originally called "All Hallows Eve", and celebrated on
day of October. It precedes "All Hallows Day",
is a day to honor dead relatives. Today,
means parties for the adults and "Trick or
" for the kids. "Trick or treating" is where
also dress up in costumes and go door
door to get candy treats. It's a whole
Some people say Halloween is a
, or Celtic tradition, while others say its roots
Christian, but it doesn't really matter anymore. We
like to get dressed up like fools, go
parties, and eat lots of candy! Audrey finally
up at my door. She was strikingly beautiful.
was dressed as a fairy princess and was
in her white gown. "You look amazing," I
her. She just laughed and said, "I know,"
tapped me with her wand.