Well it’s time for another post from WAY BACK and Since we just celebrated Halloween I thought it would be a perfect time to tell about scary memories from my childhood. Of course the first scary memory that comes to mind is Dragon, but I think I’ll leave her alone today. 😛
I remember all the rituals I had as a child which were meant to keep me from being exposed to unspeakable horrors. One such ritual was that I could NEVER look out my bedroom window at night lest I see the scary floating head guy from that one show on the television. The curtains always had to be closed at night and if I had neglected to do that before it became dark it was imperative that I sneak up on the curtain and close it without making eye contact with the window pane. Another ritual/rule was that you could never stand or walk right next to your bed at night for if you strayed there a creature of unspeakable evil would grab you and pull you down into the bowels of his monsterous pit. Really! Once in bed if the monsters started lurking you would be totally safe as long as you were completely covered by your magical sheet. Really really!
I remember drags and I sharing a room and it was a huge room. Her bed was on one side mine was on the other and placed in between on the opposite wall was a big console TV. We used to lay in our beds, in the dark, watching Sammy Terry. The problem was Dragon always fell asleep before the show was over and it left me to get up in the darkness to turn our TV off. I remember throwing stuffed animals at her trying to wake her up so we could turn it off together, because the monsters would only attack if you were alone. Needless to say on a few nights when I couldn’t wake her up the TV stayed on. I wonder if my paranoia had anything to do with our family being addicted to horror flicks?