Recalling early Matagorda County Halloweens

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A Halloween card from the early 1900s.

Palacios 
   The Entre Nous Club gave a Hallowe’en party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B. Harriman, last Thursday night, Mrs. M. C. Reece, of Vanderbilt, acting as hostess. Promptly at seven thirty the ghosts and witches began to arrive and by eight all had arrived.  
   The forepart of the evening the usual Hallowe’en frolics, such as fortune telling, bobbing for apples, etc., were indulged in. At eleven thirty Mrs. Harriman ushered the guests to the beautifully decorated dining room where an elegant Dutch lunch was served.  
   The merry crowd left at twelve o’clock voting Mr. and Mrs. Harriman royal entertainers and wishing Hallowe’en came more than once a year.
—Palacios Beacon, 
November 15, 1912 
   Hallowe’en at Cash’s Creek 
   A jolly party of young people, filling seven automobiles, drove out to Cash’s Creek Monday evening for a picnic in keeping with the season. A picnic supper was served part of which was cooked over the camp fire, flavored with smoke and other things.  
   After supper they dressed as ghosts, told ghost stories, toasted marshmallows and ate apples from live oak trees. Dr. and Mrs. Cairnes and Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Barnett chaperoned the party. Those enjoying the picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans, the Misses Alpha Bussell, Norine Gardner, Alice Campbell, Brown, Hillyer, Linnie Wolf, Ima Wolf; Messrs. John Wolf, Arnold Burton, Carlton Crawford, Raymond Tatum, Guy Perry, Dr. Loos, Erve Boyd and Elden Travis.
Palacios Beacon, 
November 3, 1916 

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