Do you have pictures of yourselves to contribute to this story???
There was a parade around and round the 2nd floor dance hall at the Platt-Deutsch and prizes were given for the best costume. I do think some, if not all, of the costumes pictured below should have a gotten prize... but, to my knowledge, they did not, making me wonder what the prize winners looked like.
as Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater and his wife...
Costumes and pumpkin made by their Mother, Juleen.
The pumpkin hid a wagon in which Jerri sat
while Jodi pulled her around the floor in the Children's parade.
I believe, Dora's sister-in-law, LeMae, colorized this picture,
as was popular in those days before color photography.
Jackie (Hugo's daughter)...
This costume, made by Jackie's Mother, Olga, was made entirely out of lavender crepe paper... which also covered the elaborate doll buggy and its wheels...
It even had a parasol...
In 1951, at age 6, Jodi was one of those gals that sold cigars, cigarettes and candy bars from a little tray that hung from a ribbon around their neck in the fancy night clubs seen in the movies. Remember the candy cigarettes you could buy as a kid? How we loved them, the taste, and pretending we were grown up and smoking.
Jerri was Little Bo Peep that year... where is that picture??
It had shamrocks cut from napkins glued all over the skirt
Frieda's daugher, Rogene Behrendsen, sent these two photos of her brother Darwyn Buettner. She wrote, "The Dog Catchers are Darwyn and a neighbor, Jerry Kay. I don't know which is which but I kind of think it's Darwyn pushing the cart. We raised Rat Terriers and had puppies ready to sell. Don't know if we sold any that night or not. Dad made the little wagon.
Mom made the penguin outfit. I don't remember much about the costume party or whatever they called it. I know it wasn't at Halloween time and we just walked around and around the floor.
If you have pictures taken of you or your siblings in costume for the Children's Parade, remember going to it, participating in it, if you have any stories about it at all, please send them to me for inclusion in this story.