Friday, October 07, 2005

This Little Piggy

Nyssa, Halloween 1990. Posted by Picasa
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
"Artichokes are just plain annoying ...
After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps.
Have the shrimp cocktail instead." ~ Miss Piggy
Say hello to little Miss Piggy, superstar in her own right. At four years of age, Nyssa was into The Muppets, especially Miss Piggy. (Could it have been the 'pink'?) I made her costume (still have it in storage) from a pattern available at the time. The head was fashioned out of a large colander; the eyes were cut of felt, stuffed and hot glued on to the head. The long blond curly locks are actually yellow grosgrain ribbon, dipped in a very dilute solution of Elmer's white glue and water; then wrapped around dowel rods to dry. They actually bounced when she shook her head.

This was the first year we actually went to the homes in our neighborhood. The streets were well lighted and literally hordes of little goblins, superheros, princesses, animals of every kind and pirates were out and about. Sherwood Forest did not have your ordinary trick or treat, it was more like a block party. We joined another group of parents and small children and I heard a "Hi Nyssa!" from a little pirate. Then a "Mom, that's Nyssa!" And who was this? Nyssa said, "Oh, it's just Christopher, he's in Mrs. Woodie's class too." OK, so a little boy in her pre-school class lives in our neighborhood. Still does, but that is a different story.

This little Miss Piggy went from house to house and found pencils, erasers, small toys and some candy in her goodie bag when she got home. Her little hooves were so tired, she climbed in bed and went fast asleep still holding on to her pumpkin flashlight.

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