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Friday, October 16, 2009


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.
Who doesn't love a holiday that revolves around dressing up, candy, scary decorations, candy, pumpkins and...oh yeah, CANDY!!!!

When I was in the 5th grade, many, many years ago, my school held a Halloween Costume Contest every year.
My mom was very talented with a sewing machine and she made me a Fairy Princess costume out of beautiful old curtains. It was a beautiful long dress made lovely and full by wearing a hoop skirt beneath it. I was so proud of that BEAUTIFUL dress and it really did make me feel like a Fairy Princess. That is...before the itching started!!!!

I was participating in the Costume Parade when I started itching. The itching grew worse very quickly and then a burning sensation began. When the parade was over, I ran to my mom and told her my itchy, burning problem. She had no idea why I would be itching and burning but decided I should change right away.

When I removed my beautiful dress, my skin was a lovely shade of beet red.
It was then that my mom realized that the curtains used to make my dress had a fiberglass lining!!!!

In the end, I won the award for the Prettiest Costume :)

I miss my mom so much and would gladly wear one of her itchy, burning creations if it meant I could spend some time with her again.


  1. funny, not so funny, nostalgic...aaahhh such bittersweet memories.

  2. Yes, Splendid - very bittersweet.

  3. ah beautiful post x

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  4. Awww! That's sweet... in an itchy way? Moms are awesome.

  5. Well, at least you won the contest for all the itching and your mom's hard work!

  6. Oh no! My mom made me a princess costume one year and luckally I didn't have an itching problem..but she was very unhappy to find out I had played double dutch...in the mud...while wearing it :)

    Moms are the absolute best!

  7. Thanks for the memories,,,my mom was also talented with the sewing machine and made me a charleston dress for a dance show and it was bright yellow,,but I looked great..I to miss my mom..and I hope you have a wonderful halloween...


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