A Special Edition: The 2016 Halloween Countdown Begins

Yeah!!!!! October is here. October is here. October is here.

The neighborhood countdown started in September with neighbors driving passed. Their children shouting from the passenger windows, “Hi Neighbor Lady. When do you start decorating?”

With that much enthusiasm, I can’t concentrate on normal things like blogging. I lugged out the Halloween countdown sandwich board and posted:

No need to panic. The decorations are not real. In the event a decoration comes to life, you'll see me running down the street--screaming.

No need to panic. The decorations are not real. In the event a decoration comes to life, you’ll see me running down the street–screaming.

 

A group of second graders showed up on Monday after school to help. Their enthusiasm so infectious more neighbors joined in.

Last year our local small town paper put us on the front page. With the clown sighting epidemic escalating this year. The big city paper, who owns our small town paper, used a photo of one of our clowns in conjunction with a local “Clown Panic” story while we were out of town. They credited us for the Halloween decoration. My high school BFF, saved a copy for me. Woohoo. Nothing like free advertising.

If you want to view the photo, take a deep breath . . . let it out, click here.

I won’t post clown pictures here in deference to those who find clowns creepy. But we do have an expanded clown section this year—a coincidence. I hit a hobby shop close-out sale last year and stocked up on heads.

This is the beginning of our yard decorations.

Shakespeare wasn't the only one haunted by three witches.

Shakespeare wasn’t the only one haunted by three witches.

Instead of adding music to the “It takes a village” tombstone (seen above), we decided to invite the professionals in to play. There’s no bones about it, they’ve got soul.

Every graveyard should have a little soul . . . Soul music that is.

Every graveyard should have a little soul . . .  Play it Elwood Bones.

Perhaps music isn’t your thing. Do you have a dark or mysterious secret haunting you? A problem in your future. Perhaps you should consult Madame Morbida.

She may tell you your fortune or your misfortune. Only the all seeing eye can tell.

She may tell you your fortune or your misfortune. Only the all seeing eye will know.

With only 25 days left until Halloween, I’ve got a lot of graves left to dig.

Caution, pit under construction, do not despair. :)

Caution, pit under construction, do not despair. 🙂

The Pit of Despair coming soon.

Until next week.

Ciao,

Fannie

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to A Special Edition: The 2016 Halloween Countdown Begins

  1. aplscruf says:

    Welcome Back, T! Love how the neighbor kids want to help out this year. That is awesome!

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  2. kerbey says:

    Get to gravedigging before it’s too late! I think I’m going to join the masses and hate on clowns this year. I’ll have to sing, “Send OUT the clowns” when I sing Sinatra medlies.

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