OK,....I thot' I would post a picture taken at work on Friday, Halloween 2008. This cute (well, maybe not so cute) big rag doll is me as "Raggedy Ann". My co-worker Sunnee is in West Virginia right now on vacation but if she had been here I would like to think she would have dressed as "Raggedy Andy". Over the years while working at the VA, we dress up for Halloween so Sunnee and I have always tried to do our costume themes alike. One year we were big Pumpkins together. We got those orange leaf bags that had pumpkin faces on them, with hats that looked like a leaf and stem of a pumpkin. We started to stuff our bags with dried leaves to make us look bigger around, however they were falling out as quickly as they were being stuffed in. We won the best costume prize that year. Another time we dressed up, her being the nurse with scrubs,stethoscope and first aid kit and me with a band aid around my bloody head with pj's (as the patient), a crutch and a splint boot on my leg. The reason for that one? Well, a day or two before Halloween, another co-worker, Garry was getting in his car the same time Sunnee and I was going to mine. She went around in front of his car, and because I was parked right next to him, I was going behind his. Well,....he started backing up without looking to see if it was safe to do so and almost got me. Hence, the costumes. Another year we were "Yin and Yang". She was the white part of the circle, I was the black side. Another fun year was when we were "Ebony and Ivory". We were dressed as piano keys that actually fit together when standing next to each other, I being Ebony and her being Ivory. You need to know Sunnee to appreciate the way we dressed. It has always been fun for us. We may have won more than one costume contest over the years, but I can't remember any more which ones specifically. Two years ago, the whole office had a theme of being pirates, or something to do with them. I paid a good amount of money for my costume but it was well worth the fun. Last year the theme was the "Blues Brother's". I wore my pinstriped suit, had dark glasses & hat and won the best costume of the women. What fun!