Monday, October 31, 2011
Costumes and Fireworks
Hallowe'en. One of his favourite celebrations. Even into adulthood. Various costumes over the years. Clown, pirate, and Mexican in the early years. Progressing to ghoul, vampire, and devil. Followed by hockey player, gangster, and assorted others. Later in his teens, filling his knapsack with fireworks and firecrackers. Heading up to the park with a friend despite parental warnings. Not surprisingly, getting everything confiscated by police a short time later. Then as an adult, creating unique costumes for parties. Telling me that actually wearing them was usually quite uncomfortable. Despite the ideas appearing to be such good ones at the time. Pure Mike. Diesel always keen to participate as well. Greeting trick-or-treaters while wearing a Hawaiian shirt or sports jersey. Those two. They loved having fun. Hopefully enjoying their existence immensely wherever they are. Perhaps even making themselves known during the festivities tonight.