Halloween Recap

Oh, the single problem with Halloween falling on the last day of October - it feels like a Halloween post on November 4th is just so late. We should be talking about Thanksgiving and Turkey now.

Ahem, NOT that Christmas stuff....

I couldn't believe my eyes as I went to the WalMart to buy Halloween candy on October 30 (yes, I wait until the last minute) and the normal Halloween Candy aisle had been transformed into red and green "winter wonderland". Seriously? And one of the neighbors put up their icicle lights this past weekend!

So I'm going back in time to post some Halloween photos instead.

As usual, my friend, Jill, and her family out did themselves. Due to heavy rains, they didn't transform their front yard into a full cemetery, but made up for that with a Creepy Circus theme.

Here is their house from several years ago:
The Haunted House

This year, the house was lit up similarly, the addition of some scary characters.
Just Sitting on the Porch

Then this guy emerged from the house:
The Clown Emerges

The nine foot tall scary clown who terrorized adults and children alike:
Tall, Scary Guy

Even good friends, M and L were scared to come to the front door.
Not Sure

Guardian
The creepy clown walked up and down the street, eliciting screams from young and old. I think it was an effective costume and it will be hard to top next year, but I am sure they will come up with something equally entertaining.

Like maybe a cat dressed up as a bunny....
Oh how we torture our pets. Happy Halloween! #costume #siamese #cat
OK, maybe not....

Jeanne  – (November 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM)  

Glad that you are sticking with halloween... Rather hard seeing all of that Christmas stuff all over the place isn't it. I often wish that I could go back to when I was growing up in Chicago.... Nothing happened about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, and not the same focus on buy buy buy. I do miss that.

Lisa Gordon  – (November 4, 2013 at 6:09 PM)  

These are wonderful, Shirley!
We had a very mild Halloween, so the little goblins were out in full force! :-)

Nicki  – (November 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM)  

Ok, that clown is a bit creepy. I didn't decorate (much) the last couple of years but felt I needed to because this is the last year with a kid at home. After so many children remarking how "cool" our "creepy" house was - well, I'm going to have to make sure to continue doing it so when they hit their teens they still remark "remember that house..." like my kids did about one of our neighbors. It is our duty.

and I buy the candy the day before (or day of if I can get away with it) because otherwise it sits in the basket calling my name. all.day.long!

tinajo  – (November 5, 2013 at 2:06 AM)  

Oh my goodness - that clown looks so evil! I´d be scared to meet him in a dark alley, that´s for sure! :-D

Nancy Claeys  – (November 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM)  

I miss the whole Halloween experience that only the suburbs or small towns can provide. What a fun family to go to all that trouble for the sake of making a few kids' Halloween one to remember. Love it.!

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