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“The Parka Under My Costume”


Description from CAS: Back when I was in 3rd grade I wanted to be a Greek Goddess for Halloween. Mom made me a beautiful costume ... gleaming white with gold braid adorning it, we piled my long hair up and ran more gold braid through it ... I was SO HAPPY! And then ... dah-dah-da ... my parents said I had to wear my parka ... my PURPLE HOODED PARKA! ... when we went out. I was crushed ... I argued ... I pleaded ... I tried to reason (sleeve-less Greek Goddess costumes would look silly with purple parka arms) ... alas ... all to no avail ... I wore the parka, and have always remembered the disappointment.


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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Horse Eye & Flat Oval Chain

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  1. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Ah! CAS, too bad you don’t have a pic to go with your Halloween childhood memory! I LOVE this pick, btw, it’s gorgeous! :D

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    ya, New England’s Halloweens! i remember many Halloweens having to wear jackets… this year’s is going to be a chilly one, too. nice pick tho :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, the childhood disappointments we had to endure, Christine!! 8O
    I could feel the hopeful anticipation in your story and then the heart breaking let down. But, it DID allow for this beautiful pick to be created in it’s honor.
    Perhaps you could dress up THIS year as an Greek Goddess!? Nobody to tell you, you have to wear a purple parka!!! ;-)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful pick CAS!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a beautiful pick! :D I’m so sorry about your costume being hidden under your parka. :(

  6. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    The best laid plans of our Halloween costumes…I can so relate, CAS! Seems it always snowed on Halloween….

    Love your story, and your purple parka pick! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    CAS,Congrats on this beauty being one of the weekly fav!

  8. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Great pick!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The only thing worse than having to wear a parka under your Halloween costume is having to wear one OVER it!!! 8O

    Great pick and story, Christine! Congrats on this beauty being chosen as one of LB’s Fave Picks of the Week! :D

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think we can all relate. I KNOW I can. Congrats on weekly fav!

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