It was the late 1960s, I
was 10 or 11, living at Fort Ord, California (my dad was in the Army),
and I wore this as part of my princess Halloween costume. Back in the
day you could find cool things like chunky jewels and sweet-16-prom-type
dresses at the Salvation Army or Goodwill for only a couple of bucks.
My princess dress was poofy, green and covered in the prettiest lace. I
wore it two Halloweens in a row because I loved it so much.
My friend Betty and I were at the last few houses, a grouping of 4,
all facing one another, walking away from the last door we knocked on
when all of a sudden 4 guys came running down the ice plant hill and one
of them grabbed my pillow case full of candy. I was trying to hold on
to it while one of them was flinging me around in circles, and Betty and
I were screaming and crying for help. No one came out of their houses
The bad thing is that they got my candy, bent the heck out of my ring
and twisted it tight to my finger. But the good thing is that they
didn’t see the filled-to-the-brim UNICEF box I held tight to my chest! A
couple of my siblings went back out and trick-or-treated so I would
have a little candy cause they were awesome like that, yo.
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