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Special thanks to Kathy Kobil-Rizer for submitting this film of the Greenbrae Halloween parade from the mid-1960s.

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Bob Perrier writes: “These photos are of the Greenbrae Halloween parade. I’m guessing 1957 or so. The parade used to start at the Greenbrae Real Estate Office and finish at the playground on Corte Los Sombras (3 doors down from my house) where we would all march around in a circle and judges would pick the best costumes. Note some would not be considered exactly PC these days.

Interesting comment on the change in society:  As I remember it, we all assembled for the parade, but it did not start until after dark.  We did the parade first, then went trick-or-treating.  I doubt that it is that way now.

There is a large “planter” at the intersection of Sir Francis Drake and LaCuesta, at the old “castle.”  When we first moved to Greenbrae, it was a fountain.  When I was 2 or 3 (51 or 52), my friend Kent Erskine (grandson of Anne Kent, great grandson of Adeline E. Kent) rode our tricycles down to the fountain and went ‘swimming.’  Not too long after that, they filled in the fountain, and it became as it is today.  My Mom used to tell me that Kent and I were the reason.  I have no idea whether or not it is true, probably not, but I have always liked to think so.”

What do you remember about the Greenbrae Halloween Parade?

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