Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HALLOWEEN SHENANIGANS 2012
 
 The glowing eyes of Topaz bear down on us as we depart to the Halloween Party for THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.............

 An eerie greeting as we approach the party.....

 THE CAST OF CHARACTERS:  Our hostess, the mystic Madame Annabelle........

 And our host--the Count Adolfo himself--pictured before Dracula's Castle.........

 Captain's Courageous, that mighty raider himself--the Dread Pirate Capshaw..........

 The fallen Lady Diana now a ruthless buccaneer--the scourge of the Spanish Main............

 The powerful wizard Dwight G--contemplating a magic spell.............

 And his Witchy Woman, the Good Witch Louise.......

 Her buddy, the Wicked Witch of the West, was also invited, but had a little accident en route.......

There was also black cat Jennifer to cross guest's paths............

 Sonny & Cher  (Theresa & Josina) are on hand to provide the night's entertainment.......

And that Gypsy gal Terrie is prepared to read palms and tarot cards............

 A spooky revelation greets you as you approach the door.......

 Not to mention a mini-graveyard and chilling bones..........

 And all this is before you even enter the party..........

 Where you are greeted by our hosts..........

 Who are happy to take your Pirate outer wraps away.....

 "Hey what's there for a famished duo to eat?"..................

 What else but deviled eyeballs...................

 And toad's eyes in blood.......Yummy!...................

 Madame Annabelle predicts a fantastic night ahead............

 And the black cat enjoys the constant parade of phantasms.............

 "I can't wait till tomorrow cause I get better looking every day...."

 Some are shocked by the night's predictions.........

 My favorite--chocolate covered mice..............

 Nothing pleases the witchy folk like a good serving of vermin.........

 Even the canines are in costume............

And with so many choices, the appetizer plates are refilled over and over.......

 The gypsy fortune teller can't read her own mind--"what do I try next?".........

 How about dirt pudding pie?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 "Hey, I got a creepy crawler in my dirt cake--did you?"..........

 "Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up............"

 "My spell is working--I pronounce this party A SUCCESS!"..........

 The revelers at the spider table agree!  An apparition of Mr. Randal on the left--of course no red-blooded member of the Class of 1967 would have come without a costume--he must just be a vision.....

 They're cheerful little killers..............

 The munching continues

 And the wine continues to flow.....How did Merlin end up with the Good Witch's wig--INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!...........

 Miss Suki from Tesuque in yet another darling costume--by the way, the cabana boy is her new master, Waymon..........

And so a fabulous time was had by all!!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MATEY!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Historical/Hysterical Parade
 
 It's the last day of Fiesta 2012 and instead of watching the parade, this year, we are going to be in it!
(Some photos courtesy of Danny and Frannie)

 Dwight and I are channelling our flower-child personas........

 And meeting the rest of the gang near Rosario Cemetery where the parade is assembling....

 We are waiting in the cemetery shade as the gaudy finale of Fiesta gets set behind us.....

 The girls were amazed to take a brief walk with me to see our (the Capshaw's) gravestone nearby.......
 The groovy hippie finds it all amusing--must have been those delicious brownies......

 Waymon has already tuned in, turned on and dropped out.......

 That's the large Democratic Party contingent behind us--they also have a 60s theme which made some folks think we were part of their group.  Now, if there's Democrats......

 Then there has to be Miss Francesca!  She was really quite in charge--and sooooo cute!..........

 Josina and Dwightie have already forgotten why we're here--and WHERE we are.....

But here is our float--"The Baby Boomers Working to Support the Alzheimer's Association"....

 Dwight G. is channelling his feminine side......

 And we're ready to go.........

 Let the parade commence........(If you would like to see what the rest of the parade was like, just click on Danny's Blog on the upper right side of this page as he was WATCHING it)

 For several miles we waved and threw candy.....

 And poor Dwight--he of the constantly breaking feet--walked alongside passing out literature......

 We got a good response from the crowd....

 But the hit of the whole parade was Brody looking out the truck window......

 The crowd approves--even the New Yorkers........

 And afterwards we had a great meal in the restaurant patio--so Brody could attend......

 So with a little work, and Love and Peace in your hearts..........

A TOTALLY BITCHIN TIME CAN BE HAD BY ALL!!

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