I don't know what costume I wore for Halloween in 1964, when I was barely 4 years old. But I don't think that I was Lily Munster.
Which is too bad because Lily Munster's costume is quite cool, but there is no way that I can squeeze into it now.
But I do have other Halloween items from that same era displayed around my house.
On the mantel, there is an accumulation of Halloween blow molds that I've found in the last year. I never thought I was a fan of these things but I've actually grown quite fond of some of them.
Two are recent acquisitions, including this "gotcha" pumpkin.
And this witch's head growing out of a caldron.
And speaking of recent finds, I lucked into a second Gurley witch candle a week after I found the first one. And it was also 25 cents.
Here's a closeup of the plastic planters that I fill with curly willow. They're actually ordinary floral vases which were probably quite common in 1964 and I found at an estate sale. I spray-painted them black. Their edges remind me of spiders' webs.
On the shelves above the kitchen sink, I have collectibles paired with old trick-or-treat pumpkins.
And there's a few more items in a big box that I may or may not get to before tonight. You see, there's only a few more hours to run out and blow $20 on candy. Maybe Lily Munster will be at my door.