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:
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.
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.
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.
With only 25 days left until Halloween, I’ve got a lot of graves left to dig.
The Pit of Despair coming soon.
Until next week.