In Honor of
HALLOWEEN IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR! It is the favorite for many of us, as there is no stress, no overload, and no "Holiday Depression." It's just absolutely fun--at least that was true in the old days.
"Costumes were thrown together with clothes found at home. I was usually a gypsy with a old dress and shawl from my mom. Costume jewelry and real lipstick completed the outfit.
"Trick-or-treating never took place before dark, and no one would be caught dead in the company of a parent. We usually claimed treats both the 30th and 31st of October though some brave, greedy souls stretched the holiday into a third night.
"Handouts were wonderful, I remember. Mrs. Tammy usually had homemade popcorn balls, and the woman who never let us cut through her yard on the way to school always rewarded our consideration with freshly dipped caramel apples. Some neighbors made us sing for our treat, which we never liked because it slowed us down."
Yep, Halloween may still be fun, but not like the old days.
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GROWING UP IN THE 40S & 50S
Our new series will continue on its own page. Look for its title about a quarter of the way down the column to the left of this HOME PAGE.
`10/23Post: "Halloween in the '50s"
NEW PETALS FROM ROSELAND POSTED
"What We Love about Roseland" is the new article by CJ Martello that appears in his PETALS FROM ROSELAND page. Just click on ROSELAND from the list of topics to the left of this page and choose PETALS . . . form the fly-out menu. Enjoy!
NEW PLAN: ROSELAND BEFORE OUR TIME (BOT) & ROSELAND DURING OUR TIME
Too, too many photos so must organize them! We now have two new pages with Roseland pictures One contains photos before 1940 and the other showcases photos after 1940. I invite you to send in any pictures you have hidden away -- photos of buildings, events, parks, stores, anything Roseland. We'll all thank you!Click on the Roseland listing on the left side of this HOME PAGE and choose "BOT" (Before Our Time) and/or "During Our Time" from the fly-out menu which will appear.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT ARE
TOO SHY TO ASK
We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.
The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.
A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.
So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.
A NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.
So, welcome to the World of Fenger - June 1958!