Halloween 2012 was going to be my first at 247 Emmett Place since 1975, and I’m sure the first for Mom in many years. I had thought it was time to surprise the neighbors and remind them just how much fun the Porros were. So, I went shopping—it’s in my blood—and searched far and wide for costumes for the two of us. I settled on the ever-popular Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. But Superstorm Sandy had its own surprise and dealt the East Coast the ultimate trick. So, I mothballed the Muppets until the next year.
On October 31, 2013, Kermit and Miss Piggy made their 247 Emmett Place debut. Mom had a ball entertaining the local kids for hours. It turned out to be her last Halloween, but she went out with a bang and a Miss Piggy hi-yah! karate chop.
(an excerpt from “A Cup of Tea on the Commode”
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