Thursday, November 12

Sadly, Halloween has been over with for almost a month and
you haven't seen how much FUN Ethel and Pippy had!!!
Yep, the PastThyme gals dressed up with
Halloween spirit and had a fun day with the gals who stopped in.
Darci's husband and son seemed to have their doubts that the
PastThyeme gals would really dress up...and we showed them we were serious.
It was fun to "step out of the box" for a day and just let our hair down
(or pull it in piggy-tales and buns) and show our fun side to the
people who shop with us...
Our costumes have quite the story.
Ethel's attire was an auction item that almost went to the burn hole this summer. We spent time laughing and trying on the vast array of old dresses before making the decision they were too much fun to burn...
Pippy had bags of clothes to take to Goodwill but decided at the last minute to keep them. The socks were socks her and her friends from school bought to wear to the Girls State Basketball Tourney a few years back.

Pippy the PastThyme gal.
Good thing Pippy decided to wear long stockings as it was a bit chilly on Hallows Eve.
This will most likely be the only photo of Pippy that you will ever see where she is wearing shorts!!!

The first visitor of our day was the paper delivery for the Senior Perspective!
You should have seen his reaction to Ethel's attire!!
(Check out Ethel's slip! We love how it hangs lower than the dress)

Anna Marie (aka: "The Busy Binder) came in to see us. She is a very near and dear
friend of the PastThyme gals and like an adopted mom/grandma. It was so wonderful to have her company this day as she had been ill earlier in the month.

Ethel, Deb and Pippy. (We loved her festive pin!)

Ethel, Betty, and Pippy.

A group of gals from the Willmar area with Ethel & Pippy.

Pippy, Kathy, and Ethel.
Whether or not you find the humor in this is questionable, (or if it was a "you had to be there") but we spent hours laughing as we were getting ready the morning of our big day.
Neither Ethel nor Pippy wear finger-nail polish...both decided 15 minutes before leaving we would. Consequently both gals had smudged nails and Ethel wound up with some by her ear...
On the road...looking to arrive right on time or a few minutes late and WOW was it refreshing to step outside in an old thin dress with tights, and in shorts with socks too short to cover all the leg
It's windy today and Ethel powdered her hair with baby powder. Make sure to do a hair check to ensure the gray stays even throughout the day.
We had to do repeated "butt-checks" to make sure Ethel's pillow stayed secure in her tights and didn't pop a wheelie mid-day.
We truly enjoyed our day spent with you ladies.
There were, of course, more of you who did not have the photo-op as we forgot, but
did truly enjoy the day!!
That's all folks!


  1. That was a very cute post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. SO CUTE! Proof indeed of what a fun place Shades of the Past IS!!

  3. Aww...thanks gals! We do enjoy having a good time with you and are glad you enjoyed the post :)