Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween is alive and well in the United States.

Linda and I saw quite a lot of halloween decorations as we travelled east from Dallas two years ago. Seeing the decorations again this time has made me even more aware of how much this is celebrated here.

Next Thursday I have been invited to go with David, Lisa and Jackson to Googleween, for a family celebration of Halloween. Afterwards we will go to Lisa's work for more of the same.

Jackson will be dressed in a car costume and the amount of costumes there are available for hire for people of all ages has to be seen to be believed.

The other night, when out for dinner, we met a couple who had a six month old baby girl. Lovely little girl with short, dark, curly hair and a round face. This will be her first halloween and Mom is dressing her up as Betty Boop. She was not sure how effective the costume would be but then she saw a segment on the Today show here where they were talking about baby's first high heels. Apparently you can buy baby shoes that look for all the world like high heel shoes but when you touch the heels they squash flat. The mother thought this would be the ideal added touch for her daughter's first halloween.

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