Now’s the time to start thinking about what costume you’ll wear on October 31, which happens to be a Monday this year. It’s a lot of fuss and bother, but the kids love it if you do.   Love it!

I found that if I rely on an identity heavy on makeup, it comes out pretty well. Here’s one of the best:



Student Laura K. did the makeup and provided the scissorhands.

I tried once being Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but I blush to disclose that I don’t have the A. H. cred. Just don’t have it. Black dress? Check. Gloves? Check. Jewelry, hairdo, coffee, and pastry? Check. World-renowned, drop-dead looks? Sigh. Also not so elegantly gaunt.

Another failure was Charlie Chaplin. Many students thought I was trying to be Hitler. In a tail-coat? Really?

I’m hard at work with my costume for this year and there’s no knowing how it will turn out. I hope it’s the best yet. I’m up to my knees in purple tulle. Can you guess? All will be revealed Oct. 31.



I like giving the kids a treat.  How ’bout you?