So, it was Halloween 2010. I’d been dating the husband for about a year and I knew he had a ring. So when he asked me to go on a walk with him (even though it was a common thing for us) I had to go because what if THIS was the day?!?!?!
That’s another story for another day though because he didn’t propose to me.
We’re covering our usual walking-route around his neighborhood and because it’s fall-time, there’s a Fall Festival being held at the little church a short walk from his parent’s home.
We’re walking down the road, minding our own business, talking, having a great time…….when all of a sudden, we look up to see a life size Raggedy Ann walking towards us.
I’m not talking about someone dressed in Raggedy Ann’s dress with a painted face. I’m talking about someone dressed as Raggedy Ann with a giant, perfectly replicated, Raggedy Ann head on its shoulders.
It looked like a doll had been made life size, and it was scary…
So, not only was it odd to see a giant Raggedy Ann just wandering the streets but what it proceeded to do was even more terrifying.
As we approach, Raggedy Ann walks to the side of the road and stands watching as we pass. Just as we are passing her by, she lifts up a mitten covered hand and waves it back and forth until we’ve walked away.
So, I’m going to go have nightmares for the rest of my life now……..