Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Watched - It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.
Hubby and I decided it would be fun to watch a Halloween type movie every night of October, and we kicked off the month with this classic. Oh my gosh, no matter how many times I see this, and no matter how old I get, I still love it. It's amazing how strong the pull of this is, bringing memories and even the feelings of being a kid having a blast at Halloween. We never had much in our family so I think that's why I've attached the thrill of making Halloween decorations in school to this cartoon. Things were simple back then. We didn't have information overload. We made lopsided pumpkins and witches in school and we couldn't wait for Charlie Brown to be on TV. I even remember one particular store bought decoration, one of the few that we had, one that you taped up in the window . . . it was a small black cat, back arched, tail poofed. I hung onto that one for a loooooong time. I'm surprised I still don't have it.
And it's amazing how many people just don't get it when you say "I got a rock."