When I was a child I was put in charge of taking some of the younger kids around the block on Halloween. We had just received wax lips as a "treat" and I had mine one. I was leaning on the front door of a neighborhood home waiting for the door to open. I had the wax lips on and I had been clowning around with the younger kids, making them laugh because the wax lips.
We were having a great time until the front door opened and I fell backwards into the arms of the homeowner. I tried to explain to her what had happened but she could not understand me because I was still wearing my wax lips. In my mind I can still taste those wax lips! ~ Anna Lee from Tennessee
Oh, how I remember those red wax lips. I must have been around 7,8, or 9 years old. This would have been in the early 1960's. My friends Alana, Aimee and Janet and I would hurry to the 5 and 10 and head for the candy area. We lived in Dyersville, IA. If I remember correctly, the lips were maybe .02 or .03 cents. We would walk out of the store with our little brown bags with candy in it. I would put the lips on and try to talk. We would laugh and start for home. It wouldn't be long and I would be chewing the wax until it would fall into little pieces and I would spit them out. I can still recall the sweet smell and sugary flavor of those lips. ~Linda from Minnesota