Halloween....Back in the day

Hello and welcome to Smarticle Particles! I'm Karen, and I've teamed up with my blogging teamies from The Teaching 2 Step blog to bring you our Halloween Bash Blog Hop & Giveaway.
This year I'll be spending Halloween with my family in Galveston, Texas. They will spend their time playing while I am attending the Texas Conference for Social Studies. I'll be free in the evenings, so I think we can "scare" up some spooky fun (bah-dah-bing-bah-dah-boom!).
Halloween was super fun when I was a kid. I grew up on Army and Air Force bases in Europe, and when Halloween rolled around, everyone went Trick-or-Treating. And I mean everyone. I've had fun with my own kids on Halloween, but my favorite memory is when I was probably in kindergarten or first grade. I have no idea what I dressed up as, but I can remember my brother Pat and his costume clear as day...he dressed up as a female soldier. This was the early 70's, and back then we called female soldiers WAC's (Women's Army Corp). I imagine that is totally politically incorrect nowadays, but my family still cracks up when we talked about the time "Pat dressed up as a WAC for Halloween". He wore make-up, a blonde wig, and even stuffed one of my mother's bras. Kind of like Hot Lips Houlihan. It was hysterical! I'm getting teary-eyed typing this. We lost Pat four years ago to lung cancer. He may be gone but the memories aren't.


Kind of like this, except he was wearing a full-on set of army issue BDU's and had much bigger boobs!!

Now, get ready for the spooky blog-hoppin'fun! Using the rafflecopters below, enter to win big prizes for K-2, 2-5, and Secondary from some great teachers that have a lot of awesome products up for grabs. Then hop along with us for Halloween themed crafts, recipes, and freebies! Click the link below for my Haunted Halloween word search.

Haunted Halloween Wordsearch
Y'all have a very happy & spooky Halloween!!
See you next time,
Karen

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