I work at a children’s home, so Halloween is an important holiday for us. The kids have a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a parade and then trick or treat through our main offices.
It’s only reasonable that our staff jump in and play along. This year, we went with a literary theme for our costumes–The Wizard of Oz. I’ve been accused of bearing a resemblance to Judy Garland, so was cast as Dorothy. I preferred Glinda the Good Witch when I was a child. I mean that confection of a dress! Though I’m still not sure why her crown was so huge. And the puffed sleeves may have been a bit much . . .
Anyway. Here we are. Glinda, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch. I know. Toto isn’t quite right, but you do what you can. The best part was that the kids knew who we were. Sometimes it seems the classics have been replaced by Harry Potter and teen vampires, but even the little ones spotted those ruby slippers and figured it out. The good stuff never dies.
Q4U- What do you remember most about The Wizard of Oz? Those oh-so-scary flying monkeys? The impossible field of poppies? The munchkins?