Sunday, October 15, 2017

It's Almost Halloween!

Hello future readers,

Halloween will soon be here, and you know what that means......pumpkin carving, groovy decorations, far out stuff happening at school, and of course shopping for a new costume. I was on my way to Woolworth's when I bumped into Marc and Jason.

"Hey what are you 2 guys up to?" I asked.
"Oh I need a Halloween costume", Marc said. "Jason said we should check out Woolworth to see what we can find.."

"Outta site! I was just going there myself", I told them. So we walked there together. When we walked in, Stephanie and Melody were already there.

Stephanie was looking in the fish aquarium, and Melody was checking out the Halloween records.

"Hey Julie! Come see the new tropical fish they just got!" So I went over to the pet section while Jason went to talk to Melody and Marc looked around for a costume.

"Hey Melody, you thinking of buying that record?"
"I looks pretty scary."

I looked over at Marc who looked a little lost. I knew this was gonna be his first Halloween here in Springfield, and he wanted just the right costume. I walked over to him to see if I could help.

"So what kind of costume are you looking for, Marc?" I asked.
"Do you wanna be something from TV?" Jason asked. "My dad bought me a Planet Of The Apes costume last week."
"Nah, I don't wanna be nothing from TV, except maybe a monster movie." Marc answered.
I looked around a spotted the perfect costume!

"Well since you like Dracula so much", I said looking at his t-shirt, " here's a good costume for you."

"Hey now, that's alright", Marc said smiling. "Thanks Julie."
 I think he was happy to find a good costume. "What costume do you want, Julie?" he asked me. I pulled a box off of the shelf.

"I think I wanna be Supergirl", I said to him. Marc nodded his head and said, "Cool".

"Hey Marc check out this record", Jason said.

"Hey dynamite, it's got a vampire on the cover!"
"Yeah, I think I'm gonna buy it. Wanna come over to my house and listen to it?"
"That would be super!", Marc said.

"Marc, do you need a Trick or Treat pumpkin?" Melody asked him. "They got some neat ones over here."
"Yeah I do. Thanks Melody."
So we all paid for our stuff and were getting ready to leave. Stephanie and Melody hung around and had milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches at the lunch counter.

We told them good-bye as we carried our goodies out.

Oh man, do I ever love this time of year! I can't wait until Halloween! We all have so much fun every year! I hope you guys in the future have some super groovy plans for Halloween. Check back in a couple of weeks to see how we're gonna celebrate!

Until then, future readers,
Your friend
Julie Newman


  1. I still remember what the Woolworth smelled like in the Eastland Mall in Columbus, Ohio in the 70's and 80's. We use to hunt for the best stationary sets to write home since we spent every summer with my grandparents in Ohio and home was PA.

    1. Our Woolworth's always smells like popcorn and plastic toys. Sometimes during the Christmas season, it smells like cinnamon too. MMMMMM!

  2. We didn't have a Woolworth's in our area, but we had lots of G C Murphy's stores which were pretty much the same. I remember going shopping there many times and eating at the lunch counter. I always ordered French fries, cottage cheese and a chocolate milkshake!

    Can't wait to see what everyone is dressed up as for Halloween!

    1. French fries, cottage cheese and a chocolate milkshake? Wow what a combination! I'll bet it tasted good, like sometimes when kids at school who get hot lunch dip their fries in their chocolate pudding. It sounds weird, but tastes pretty good!

  3. We are getting excited at our house for Halloween too! Halloween is the beginning of all the Holidays we love. Stephanie's outfit is SO cute - er, OUTA SIGHT! I miss those old fashioned places that had a soda fountain - so much fun.

    1. I tell Stephanie you said so! We're all excited too!

  4. Hi Julie,
    Woolworths always had the best grilled cheese sandwiches. That and a fountain coke was a real treat.
    I think Jason is really going to like the Monster Mash record. It was one of my favorites.
    Your future friend,

    1. Yeah, I like Woolworth's lunch counter. They have more choices of regular food than at Sam's. And I don't think Jason bought that record for the Monster Mash song. The rest of the album is full of super creepy, scary sounds. I have another scary sounds record that had me hiding under the coffee table! That's why I don't buy Halloween records anymore.

  5. I LOVE your Woolworth's! And the costumes. Brings back so many memories for me!

    Halloween is so much fun! I can't wait to see your party and everyone in costume. I went as a box of tissues this year. I'm glad we still celebrate Halloween in the future and can relate to the fun you have!

    1. Thanks Xyra and Kaya! Halloween was fun! Stay tuned! *And a box of Kleenex sounds like such a funny costume!