Ghost Of Halloween Past. Here’s My Story. What’s Yours?, pub-2261152276079224, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 kamagra jelly yorumlar formal academic essay writing beauty contests should be banned essay typer go cialis itu apa sih management see url how long does it take for prednisone to leave your body an essay about doing homework online theasis net ticketonline cfa doxycycline how long science research paper citation enter levitra kaufen rezept overpopulation photo essay hayat devam ediyor da viagra krizi sample essays on human trafficking admission essay and writ levitra yorktown julius caesar essay on power an ideal teacher short essay on global warming dissertation services in india follow link see interesting research paper topics music agar main pakshi hota essay about myself essay about study abroad Remember when costumes looked like this? Casper, gypsy and witch, oh my!

I had been bugging my mom to get my Halloween costume for weeks. I was 8 or 9. She finally gave in – unfortunately, it was already Halloween day, and the shelves were nearly empty. Those were the days of boxed costumes with a kind of jumpsuit and a plastic mask inside. They were all VERY similar. I wanted to be a princess or a fairy, something sweet – something I had never been before. Well, mom came home with a Gumby costume.

So after tears and fears and lots of words, like “good sport” and “it doesn’t matter”, the desire for candy beat down my pride and I was “GUMBY!”

One house after another, the dialog was pretty much the same:

(ding dong)

(door opens)

Chorus of Children: Trick or Treat!

Candy Donor: Oh my! Oh, how cute. Are you having fun?

Chorus of Children: Yes!

Candy Donor: Okay, now let me see. Oh, a pirate and a princess. Oh, I see, a baseball player, a ghost and (pause) and. . . what are you, little boy?

Muffled Voice From Behind My Mask: I’m NOT a boy. I’m a girl.

Candy Donor: What’s that? A frog? Are you a frog?

Muffled Voice From Behind My Mask: I’m Gumby.

Candy Donor: Hmmmm? Casper? Are you Casper, the green ghost?

Muffled Voice From Behind My Mask: I’m Gumby.

Candy Donor:  (pause) Okay. . . well. Whatever you are, here you go. (drops candy in my bag)

Chorus of Chidlren: She’s Gumby.

Candy Donor: Huh?

Chorus of Children: Thank you.

Muffled Voice From Behind My Mask: I’m Gumby! (dejectedly to myself, “I’m never gonna do this to my kids when I grow up.)

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