Blogger Beth is running the Big Wicked Online Pageant. I emailed my folks to get them to scan some old Halloween pictures, and I dug out some pictures of my son. Here are our entries.
It was October of 1964. The Beatles were taking the United States by storm, having appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in February of that year. Congress had passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, beginning the Vietnam War in earnest. And Lyndon Johnson was just days away from giving Barry Goldwater the asskicking of his life in the Presidential election.
And me? I was three years old and gettin' my clown on. I'm the one on the right.
The bunny on the left was my brother, who was two. He would grow up to be a career Marine; I think he overcompensated for having to wear the bunny outfit.
And here's my son, The Evil Dictator. This was from 1995. He was a year-and-a-half old; he'd just started walking five months before. This was one of many costumes my mother has sewed him over the years.
It's hard to believe he was ever this small; he's nearly as tall as me now.