Everyone likes to dress up for Trick or Treat and the students at Zion Lutheran Schumm’s parochial school were no exception.
Shown below are parochial school students in 1943. Their teacher Gordon Mackenson was the only one not wearing a costume. It would be difficult to guess just who was behind those masks. Actually, one of them was my mom but she’s not telling which one she was.
Roasting hot dogs has always been a favorite autumn activity, too. These children from Schumm have their roasting sticks all ready to go.
In the above photo, left to right, front: Jr. Roehm, ? , Amy Schumm, ?, Henrietta Moeller, ?, William Allmandinger, Virginia Schumm; back: Florence Schumm, Ellen Schumm, Elmer Schumm, Louis Allmandinger, Hildegard Schumm, Lois Schumm, Helen Schumm, Betty Baker, and Roman Schumm.
Roasting hotdogs by the parochial school at Schumm with Rev. Moeller, 1939:
Roasting hotdogs in 1940:
When I was a teenager our Luther League at Zion Chatt usually celebrated Halloween with a hayride followed by a bonfire and hotdog roast at the church. We rode in the back of a flatbed wagon filled with lots of itchy hay. The wagon was pulled by a tractor or truck and we meandered our way around the back roads of Ohio and Indiana near Chattanooga. We had a good time, but to paraphrase one of Joe’s favorite sayings, “it’s fun until someone pokes out a windshield.” [Some of you may remember the incident I am referring to.]
One year Fern and Kermit Stetler hosted the Luther League’s Halloween party in their barn. They had the usual games that included bobbing for apples and sticking your hands in cooked spaghetti that was supposed to feel like brains.
Last week we toured the Adams County Museum in Decatur, Indiana. We had never been in their museum and we enjoyed going through the mansion which was all decorated for the holiday.
Have a Spook-tacular Halloween!