Saturday, 1 November 2008

Hallowe'en at Wilsonworld

So the night of spooks, goblins, princesses and machete wielding hockey players has come and gone. Every year we do things a little different around here. The huge spider web covering the front of the house and the entire yard is your first clue that this house is not normal. We've been doing that for around ten years now, I warms my heart to hear the comments of children and parents alike when they approach - It's the spider house! I know then we've done our job - scaring the crap out of little children. 

This year my son helped with the web for the first time. He did a pretty good job of it, considering it takes a month and averages 500 feet of string. We scaled it down a bit this year, we only used around 300.

Next comes pumpkins and costumes. Each of us has our own, each a piece of our own personalities.  Here is Kim waiting for her (my) pumpkin to talk to her and reveal it's inner jack-o-lantern. If you want to know why I said my, visit Kim. She has no problem telling everybody all about it.

The finished products...

New this year was my coffin. I had a great time last night laying in it motionless until Kim directed poor unsuspecting kids and parents to the candy bowl laying in front of it. I got several kids when they reached for the goodies - I reached for them. Some screamed, one jumped back and tripped landing ass over tea kettle on the sidewalk (Kim checked, he was fine, and I apologized to the surprise parent - even shook the kid's hand). One parent leaned over me to take a picture thinking I wasn't going to jump at him. He yelled and jumped. I don't know if he got his shot. I was in this thing for around two hours with a bathroom and smoke break at the mid point. We had over 100 kids last night, it was great laying there listening to the comments from everyone. The coffin my wife bought me for my birthday came in really handy! One lady stared at me for what seemed like about 5 minutes trying to figure out if I was real or not - then I winked at her. She jumped. My evil mind at work. The first pic is Kim in her garb mourning my "youth" at my side. The second is the just before I made some kid dressed as Spiderman jump out of his costume.

Nothing left but the clean up, and trying to figure out what to do with a coffin for the rest of the year. But at least now I have one if anyone wants to borrow it. Kinda like the one neighbour with a chain saw. You never know when you'll need one!



  1. Now that's how to celebrate Halloween!

  2. You know, borrowing a coffin is kind of like borrowing a kleenex. Would you really want it back after they're done with it? (if it's used for traditional purposes?)

  3. Even better is not getting one at all!


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