I get a little more excited/nostalgic with every new post during October. I come by Halloween as naturally as diabetes; it was just in there. I don’t think a horrors of diabetes website would be this much fun though. Quick to get myself back on track: Halloween is awesome, always has been and it always will be. My Illinois hometown had a little dime store called Hornsbys‘, and they did Halloween right. I can smell the musty wood flooring as I step across the threshold and gaze upon an entire aisle of Halloween goods. The first shelves were nothing but the old vinyl costume/mask combo boxes – this was 100 years ago, but marketing was real and shit. We would charge into the store at the first confirmed Halloween sighting.
Things were different then; stores waited to put the holiest of Halloweeniest goods out – there was none of this August 1st BS. It felt GREAT to finally see it; and patience was a true virtue. We could argue all day long at what costume or decoration was the best, but I don’t have ten hours to write this. So, in the spirit of Ghouls of Halloweens past, let’s dredge up a little bit of our childhoods, regardless of that being the 1970’s or 1930’s. Enjoy. I loved digging around for these.
Thanks for making it this far. If you see something I missed (and there’s a lot) feel free to provide a link or attached email image to firstname.lastname@example.org.