A friend is hosting a Halloween party this year, and today Carol and I worked on our costumes a bit. She’s going as the Queen of England and I’m going as a football (soccer to us in the Colonies) fan. Carol decided that I had to be a fan of the Bolton Wanderers, because she’s only three generations removed from Bolton and still has family there. I’ve got an official jersey and everything, plus a bag shaped like a soccer ball to carry candy in. I thought I was set.
Not quite. While we were killing time in a flea market today, Carol scored a piece of pristine Waterford crystal for $2. I found a Halloween mask in the shape of a soccer ball. Okay, NOW I’m ready!