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« Topic Start: October 12, 2009, 07:56:06 pm »

Tonight was the first time I've had a chance to really look at my neighborhood after dark this month.  It was great to see that the same houses that are usually decorated to the hilt for Christmas fully decorated and lit up for Halloween.  I mean graveyards out front, hugh spider webs with spotlights on them, strings of light pumpkin lights.  I'm glad to see they still see halloween as a "fun' holiday.
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« Reply #1: October 12, 2009, 08:15:06 pm »

I'm glad to see they still see halloween as a "fun' holiday.

Most people I know do view it this way.  Is there something particular about your neighborhood that makes you say this?
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« Reply #2: October 12, 2009, 08:40:16 pm »

Most people I know do view it this way.  Is there something particular about your neighborhood that makes you say this?
When we first moved here, in 1991 and my kids were little, the neighborhood block parties had rules for Halloween such as no "scary" costumes, no witches or devils, etc.  Only clowns and other "safe" people were allowed.  We had the first house that was decorated with graveyards and so forth.  Now, even the houses that put out luminaries on Christmas also put them out on Halloween.
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« Reply #3: October 12, 2009, 09:29:57 pm »

When we first moved here, in 1991 and my kids were little, the neighborhood block parties had rules for Halloween such as no "scary" costumes, no witches or devils, etc.  Only clowns and other "safe" people were allowed. 

Oh bother. I'm glad to hear that seems to have changed.
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« Reply #4: October 12, 2009, 09:36:52 pm »

When we first moved here, in 1991 and my kids were little, the neighborhood block parties had rules for Halloween such as no "scary" costumes, no witches or devils, etc.  Only clowns and other "safe" people were allowed.  We had the first house that was decorated with graveyards and so forth.  Now, even the houses that put out luminaries on Christmas also put them out on Halloween.
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Seconding what Randall said.  They would have to run me out of the neighborhood because, imnsho, Halloween is not suppose to be cute!  I prefer a house decorated as though it were a haunted house with graveyards on the lawn and the costumes to be scary.

(and clowns are a "safe" costume?  do they realize how many people are terrified of clowns?)

As for the topic at hand, my neighborhood has an annual parade that ends in a costume contest.  I know that there are some houses that are decked out, but I haven't seen the entire neighborhood.  Since there are no front yards in the neighborhood, there are no fake graveyards Sad
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« Reply #5: October 12, 2009, 11:46:09 pm »


Seriously, clowns are creepy nobody is that happy all the time without murdering one or three people. Great Now I want a clown statue with a shovel standing over a newly dug grave as a Halloween decoration
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« Reply #6: October 12, 2009, 11:55:22 pm »

Seriously, clowns are creepy nobody is that happy all the time without murdering one or three people. Great Now I want a clown statue with a shovel standing over a newly dug grave as a Halloween decoration


Oh, I think I just found my Halloween costume Grin
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« Reply #7: October 13, 2009, 03:26:56 am »

Seriously, clowns are creepy nobody is that happy all the time without murdering one or three people. Great Now I want a clown statue with a shovel standing over a newly dug grave as a Halloween decoration


I really hate clowns-I think that it is the big painted on smile with the dead eyes. They really freak me out  Shocked
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« Reply #8: October 13, 2009, 08:18:55 am »

Great Now I want a clown statue with a shovel standing over a newly dug grave as a Halloween decoration

That's a great idea.
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« Reply #9: October 13, 2009, 11:15:55 am »

Oh bother. I'm glad to hear that seems to have changed.

Amen.  There's nothing scarier than a clown...

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« Reply #10: October 13, 2009, 11:16:46 am »

Seriously, clowns are creepy nobody is that happy all the time without murdering one or three people. Great Now I want a clown statue with a shovel standing over a newly dug grave as a Halloween decoration

John Wayne Gacy was a clown.  <shudder>

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« Reply #11: October 13, 2009, 11:34:07 am »

I'm glad to see they still see halloween as a "fun' holiday.

I'm not really sure what it's going to be like here. We used to have quite a few people decorate for Halloween but that's kind of fallen off the last couple of years. It's been the same for Christmas though so I think the economy is having somewhat of an effect on how much money people are spending for that kind of thing. The stores around here don't have anywhere near the amount of decorations that they usually carry either. It's kind of sad...I can remember back when I was a kid (30+ years ago) that Halloween was a BIG deal. Just about everyone in the neighborhood had lots of decorations and played spooky music and most of the adults dressed up as well. It was always so much fun...I loved it. Still do actually Grin
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« Reply #12: October 13, 2009, 11:50:07 am »

Oh, I think I just found my Halloween costume Grin

Back in the '70's, when the SO was in college, he got off latish from work and went down to the costume rental place to find that they had rented out the costume he'd reserved.  all that was left that was tall enough was a clown costume.  He took it, and went back to the pizza parlor he managed, put on an apron with pizza sauce on it and grabbed the fire axe.

When he got to the party, someone opened the door to his knock, screamed and slammed it.  Apparently people were getting others to do it, because it took about 10 tries for him to get in.  He felt that was a successful costume.  Grin
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« Reply #13: October 13, 2009, 11:50:19 am »

I really hate clowns-I think that it is the big painted on smile with the dead eyes. They really freak me out

A friend of mine went to see Zombieland this past weekend.  What's scarier than a clown?  A zombie clown, apparently.

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« Reply #14: October 13, 2009, 11:52:16 am »

A friend of mine went to see Zombieland this past weekend.  What's scarier than a clown?  A zombie clown, apparently.

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