I don't do Halloween. But I did do Halloween last Friday.
The English Department at Our Humble High School loves to dress up every year. We "theme" our costumes. Two years ago, we did Harry Potter. I was at the beach. Last year, we did fairy tales. I was in Wisconsin. This year, we did TV Land ~ ie, retro-television shows.
I volunteered to be Laverne, Penny Marshall's character on "Laverne & Shirley."
My costume evolved, I guess you could say. I did find a Laverne-esque T-shirt ~ you can see the faux-monogrammed "L" peaking out from underneath my letter jacket. The flowered capris? Oh, I acquired them from a thrift store a few years back. Likewise, the funky socks They seemed like something Laverne might wear.
But then temps dropped overnight. I woke up with chattering teeth and an outside thermometer that read 36 degrees.
When I added the letter jacket ~ also acquired at a thrift store, for 10 bucks, no less ~ to my ensemble, my costume morphed. I'd like to say this is a cross between Laverne and "A League of Their Own" ~ the fabulous flick directed by ~ you guessed it ~ Penny Marshall.
Don't ask about the backwards baseball cap and the shades. I was feeling "gangsta" that morning. One of my hip cherubs actually said, "Mrs. Scribe, you're so G!"
And yes, this snap is going in the Yearbook. A couple of decades down the road, I'd love for my grandkids to stumble upon this iconic image while rooting around in the basement some rainy afternoon. Wouldn't you?