Week 44: #52 Ancestors – Frightening
By Eilene Lyon
My grandfather, Laurence M. Smith, was apparently a bit of a prankster, so it’s no surprise he enjoyed Hallowe’en. My mother told me a story about how her dad gave her a noisemaker made from a spool and told her to run it along the window of a neighborhood widow’s house then run away. Oh, Grandpa, how naughty!
Finding old family photos showing Hallowe’en costumes is always a bit of light fun. This mask on Grandpa really does look quite creepy, though! But Mom doesn’t appear to be frightened, knowing it was just her Daddy playing around.
Then they put the creepy mask on my aunt and it practically swallows her up!
And I suspect this photo of Grandpa in a phony gas mask was another Hallowe’en party get-up.