This is year my favorite Halloween decorations- the high end ones that they use in haunted houses- have turned out to be the ones that involve Aliens and Morgues.
I guess I’m drawn to these props because I’m a Science Geek and I know my way around an embalming room.
So what do I find the most disturbing about these sets and props? What is it about them that gives me the chills, gives me nightmares, makes me scream ( just a bit) when they come to life and scream and moan and jump at me with their mechanical arms and jaws desperately working before there power is cut off?
Photo A.M. Moscoso
I’ll be honest- that’s not my reaction at all.
My reaction is to look around and make sure nobody is watching me smile.
Halloween is a little more then a month away so I have officially lost my mind and am decking my halls for the season.
So here is a family joke.
Because my idea of taking down Halloween decorations is to turn anything pumpkin related with a face cared into it towards the wall and I will make my skeleton and gargoyle collections look seasonal by sticking them next to indoor plants someone once asked my Mom:
” How do you know when it’s Halloween at Anita Marie’s house? ”
And my Mom said, ” I don’ t know, how do you know? ” thinking she was helping deliver a punch line.
” No. Really. How do you know?”
My Mom thought about it. ” Well. It’s pretty much always Halloween wherever Marie goes.”
Knowing her daughter better then anyone since 1964
Autumn Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 1:02 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017
Click The Picture above for some Yummy Pumpkin Recipes- they’re not apple related but I don’t have any cool pictures of food that I’ve taken myself.
Fall With The Ones You Love
4. Fall is only ‘fall’ to Americans, even though the term was coined in Britain
What do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkins? Harvest. That was the word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather. Because “harvest” also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word “autumn” showed up in English writing its popularity soared.
Some time after, poets coined the phrase “the fall of leaves” — shortened to “fall” in the 1600s. The word “autumn” still remained popular throughout England’s period of colonizing the world. The lack of consistent communication between the English and the people in the American colonies led to differences