There’s not a lot that goes on around here on Halloween, it’s become so sanitized that most people just don’t bother. Kids get to trick-or-treat down Main Street between 3-5pm, receiving safe pre-packaged and pre-inspected candy from shopkeepers who have been properly vetted by the police. Hardly anyone really goes door-to-door anymore and therefore, most people don’t really decorate for Halloween. There was a time when people really got into it and built Haunted Houses in their front yards with the goal of scaring the hell out of anyone who went through. Today, people have to have permits and insurance and can’t actually be too scary or they might get sued by overprotective parents. It used to be fun. Now it’s not.
Therefore, our Halloween has become no different than any other day of the year. We sit home and watch TV and our kids go out and go to a party or hang out with their friends. This year, my youngest daughter is working on her high school Haunted House, I have no idea what my oldest is doing, she might just sit home with us. It’s not much fun.
However, there is one street of historical homes in town that does a yearly Halloween display and we’ve taken to walking down the street and taking some pictures. We did it last year, we did it this year and I thought I’d share a few of those with my readers. I hope you enjoy.