Halloween 1963. Author Annie Wilder, the little sister pictured above, offers this commentary: My mask may have portrayed a smiling witch/mouse/troll/hobo, but underneath its plastic cheeriness, I wanted nothing more than to be a sparkly crown-wearing princess with fancy slippers like my older sister, Iris.
Can’t blame her. Can someone tell me what this mask actually is?
(By the way, this photo is from Annie’s new book SPIRITS OUT OF TIME about real-life family ghost stories released just last month in time for Halloween. Annie was kind enough to send me a copy of her book, which I’ve read (see my review) — and I’m honored to pass it along to the person who can figure out what the heck her mask was all about! Simply leave a comment on this post or our Facebook fan page to enter.)