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Halloween Brings out the Best in Uphams Corner 2012
Little Kids "Rock" - Ballerinas, Princesses, Extended Families, Tiny Tots


Halloween brings out the best in everyone, at least in Uphams Corner.  With permission for participants to dress in unique and eye-catching form, the whole person transforms with the magic of makeup, costume, oversized glasses, outlandish hats, grownup shoes for little girls and  masks that behead the owner and replace it with that of a monster, wolf, ghost or ghoul.

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Families, who might ordinarily be split apart, each person absorbed in private activity, are joyfully joined in a common cause - dressing up, pretending, having fun, laughing, smiling and trading enthusiastic compliments.

Best of all, the trick is banished and  the treat brings more candy to your jack-o-lantern than you would think to eat in a year (at least until next year). 

To the requests of "May I take your picture?," the usual response is negative.  "Just who are you and what do you want?"  is the unspoken question worn on their faces.  On Halloween, the mood and the openness change dramatically.  Barely a handful of people said "no" while almost everyone can't wait for the photos to show up on the website.

Over 50 photos on two pages depict the people of Uphams Corner - many of them representing extended families.  A couple photos are from Downtown Crossing.  Otherwise they are exclusively from Dudley Street, both sides of the tracks,  many of the people heading into / out of the Kroc Center. A day of festivities, to ignore the ordinary people passing by was unthinkable, so they are included as well. 

Halloween brings out the best in Uphams Corner:
  • Young princesses in waiting
  • Ballerinas
  • Carriages pushed by moms and who was having more fun?
  • Youth proud of the younger siblings
  • Shy youth - demure and graceful
  • Families excited to pose for the camera

Altogether we get a glimpse of life here, steeped in festivities, in Uphams Corner.

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Posted: October 31 2012     Nancy J Conrad


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