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Early Halloween Memories

Mostly Lisa, Age 7.

Ahh, I remember it fondly… the year I got orange and black Halloween gum stuck in my long long hair at school. I was sent to the school nurse who tried everything but paint thinner to remove it, but could not. And though I was young, I was smart enough to know that the school nurse was not a hair stylist, and that letting her near my lovely long hair with a pair of rusty old scissors would not end well.

And so, the sticky, orange-flavoured gum remained in my hair, all day, getting more matted and tangled by the second. By the time I returned home from school, there was absolutely nothing that could be done and so my mum chopped a whopping good 6 inches off.

I think it was this traumatic experience that made me decide, quite stubbornly I might add, that I was going to my own clown face painting. You can see from the results that perhaps this was not my wisest decision.

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    November 1, 2007 at 5:16 AM

    Haha, nice outfit Lisa.

    I went to an all boys school and I clearly remember chewing gum wars where the aim of the game was to get some gum in your mates hair. That and the rubber band wars, where you pulled a rubber band as tight as you could and then shot it into your best mate’s leg. Left a nice blue bruise everytime.

    Good times.

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    November 2, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Love, love, LOVE this!! How cute/scary you are!

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