Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Gilligan's Island

I guess you can tell from the videos what we are dressing up as for Halloween. Skipper, Gilligan, Mary Ann and a reluctant Ginger (she wants to be a Tango Dancer). Pictures to follow later. Have a fun day, we plan to...we have good friends and family coming over for a party. We will be having a bonfire, make s'mores, going on a hayride and also stopping off at a church for Trunk or Treating - no tricks here. This is just a family tradition dating way back to a time before Halloween became evil. My Mom always bought me a costume, I remember a Casper costume in particular, and we rode to each house as we lived so far away from neighbors. We would Trick or Treat for hours, coming home with a huge paper grocery bag FULL of candy. Nothing evil or wrong with that...just a bunch of kids going to neighbors homes and getting candy. When did Halloween become so evil and bad? Perhaps it was Hollywood's influence, but for us kids in the 70's and 80's it was just a fun time!

Here are some videos for the kids that have never had the privilege of watching Gilligan's Island.

Here is a link that you can watch full episodes on AOL Video.

1 comment:

Denise C said...

My sentiments, exactly! I have such fond memories from my childhood as well!
We love Halloween!
Chelsi plans her costume for months in advance!
We had a blast last night!!! It was like having Gillian and the Skipper IN PERSON! Loved it! Miss Maryann was as beautiful and precious as always...and miss "Dark Beauty Ginger" was stunning!
Thanks for all the good fellowship...and fabulous hayride!
Looking forward to next year!
Love you guys!
P.s. Bar*ack washed up well! hee-hee!