Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This reminded me for whatever reason of a tiny plastic witch decoration we had when I was a kid. She was stirring a small cauldron with a black plastic spoon. She and her pot were attached to a square wooden base with some fake plastic leaves and a tiny plastic pumpkin. Every year when it came out of the Halloween box we'd all want to hold it and examine it. The pumpkin became thin from being poked and pressed. One day my dad set it down on the end table and a long whisp of cotton was rising out of the cauldron. He told us to smell it. He had put a dab of Vicks VapoRub in the middle of the blob of cotton. A stinky and potent witch's brew. We all went nuts laughing and sniffing and screaming "Ewwwwwwwww!!!!" And we kept going back for more.

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Sara said...

Awww, your dad had a cool side, no?:)

Rot said...

For all I know, he was trying to ruin the thing. ; )