OK, my attempt at being Priscilla to FM’s Elvis was pretty lazy. FM, on the other hand, really got “into” being the King. We need to work on the hair and sideburns though and I’m hoping my sister, who lives close to Memphis, will have a better chance of getting an Elvis impersonator wig. Hint!
We spent the weekend in Ohio enjoying the annual Family Halloween party. After hearing fun stories about this family event, which alternates locations each year between the Michigan side of the family and the Ohio side, we were finally close enought to drive to the bash.
It’s nice to be within driving distance (an easy 6 hours) of Ohio so we can attend things like this with his family. From all the stories I’d heard, I was expecting it to be standing room only and very crowded but it was just right for me.
FM has a large, close and fun family. Since we’ve lived away from this area ever since we got married, I don’t know the family members well but love catching up with everyone when we get a chance to visit. It was so nice to be in Ohio and NOT be jet-lagged. We used to have to fly in from Germany and I was always exhausted for the first few days.
There is one family member who must have her very own Dorian Gray portrait hiding in her attic. She never seems to get any older or change in any way. She looks EXACTLY the same (in a good way) as when I first met her 13 years ago. I sure would like to know her youthful secret.
Some of the party-goers went all out with their costumes while others did not…I like the idea of a no-pressure costume party. The one I liked best (other than Elvis) was FM’s sister who dressed to look just like her dad ~ white beard and all. Several times during the party, I thought it was him instead of her. Very strange! But that’s what Halloween is all about, isn’t it??
Hope you have a strange and happy Halloween!