Thursday, October 30, 2014
Halloween Capitol, Anoka
I Come From the Halloween Capitol.....
..... of the World. That's World. Not just town, county, state, country or regional area. The whole bloomin' world. Our town is proud. I'm surprised it wasn't the universe. Being Minnesotan I guess we have limits on 'proud'.
Every year the school kids....do they still do this?....dress up in elaborate costumes and parade through the town. One year my brother and I were two 22 foot white worms made from coils of wire and bedsheets. Another we were robots....silver cardboard from head to toe. Our parents were creative.
It was/is also the day of the Pumpkin Bowl where football was/is played with devotion, vigor and in protection of our sacred Halloween rights. My sister collects memorabilia of Halloween's past from our innocent little town. I haven't been back in years but without a doubt it hasn't changed much.
So, every year I do my tribute with a painting or a drawing about the hallowed day. Here are two from our island pumpkin patch.