Happy Halloween to all of the ghostly regulars of the Turley Blog! Despite the theory that Halloween is just a cry for help from my rotting soul, I love this holiday and the house is covered with our annual display of skeletons, webs, and spooky items.

We have created a graveyard scene this year with floating ghosts, flying witches, and a moving black cat among the tombstones on the front lawn. On the roof is our inflatable Pumpkin Witch looking down with 80 foot cob webs extending from the roof. The bushes are filled with frightful scenes. Most was taken down for the hurricane and set up again last night, including our witches pot with raging faux fire. As soon as night falls, we trigger the lightning machines (2) and thunder sound effects!

The kids are adopting an assortment of handmade costumes and the haul should be good this year.

Have a great and safe Halloween!

27 thoughts on “HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!”

  1. OS,

    That was cool. But I’ll see that and raise you a California Guitar Trio playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

  2. LK,

    “No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.”


    Thanks! I needed that.

  3. Hope everyone has an enjoyable treat and no tricks. Speaking of treats, this piece is by a Laotian refugee, Lai Youtittham. When Lai was in the refugee camp, the American Army Captain in charge of the camp taught him play on his electric guitar. The student quickly surpassed his instructor with his musical genius. Lai now lives in Vancouver. Lai created this version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D for Halloween 2011.

  4. The kids doing Trick or Treat get a kick out of me when I answer thedoor in my V outfit (V For Vendetta), cape, mask, bermuda shorts, T-shirt, and flip flops.

  5. For years we had a Halloween party for the neighborhood. Those adults who love Halloween are still in touch w/ their inner child. I remembered the let down @ the end of the evening when I was a kid. So, we were the last stop for kids. We had our garage decorated. We had hot dogs[steamed in a roaster], popcorn, soda, hot chocolate, for the kids; beer and peppermint schnapps w/ hot chocolate for the adults. We had best costume prizes w/ many winners[“We give ribbons for 12th place”] and bobbing for apples. I would love to hear the kids talking about who was generous w/ candy and then the cheapskates. We did that for ~20 years. We would go through 200-250 hot dogs. Some years it was in the 30’s and snowing, other years in the 60’s. We and my wife’s parents would dress up and the family photo albums are filled w/ pictures.

    Way to get into your inner child, Mr. Turley. Halloween is many kids favorite holiday. They hate the next one..Thanksgiving.

  6. so glad you’re home safe! the “snowbound” chapter was a little scary, 😎

  7. Happy Halloween, my favorite holiday! I’m glad you got back in time to celebrate. Do not invite this cat to your party, he is a downer 🙂

  8. behold: some scarios from TheGreatWhiteNorth: ‘Land of the Heads’
    Claude Barras & Cédric Louis, 2009, 6 min 8 s
    ‘This animated short tells the tale of a vampire forced go out every night to separate children from their heads.
    The reason? His vain wife wants to replace her wrinkled head with one that is young and pretty. What a horror! Especially since the lady of the house is never satisfied and the heads keep piling up on the floor. How will our reluctant vampire ever get out of this vicious cycle?’

  9. My favorite too! Had a spooky party on Sat and waiting to take the grandchildren trick or treating!

Comments are closed.