For a while there, I was a Halloween Scrooge.
Didn’t care to dress up anymore. Kept the porch light off. Skip my place, kiddies. No candy here.
But you can’t be that way and live in Syracuse, N.Y., I am convinced. Halloween is pretty darn big up my way.
So big, in fact, that I wrote all about it for for my community blog this week for Syracuse Public Media site waer.org. If you’d like to read my column, click the link below.
Syracuse has more than one store that opens for a month to sell costumes to our citizenry, and set up displays full of pumpkins and ghouls and goblins and skulls and monsters and scary and bloody stuff.
My dear wife Karen and I will be out on the town Friday night … well, out to a private house party, at least.
We will not be wearing costumes bought at one of those stores.
We will be going as the famous painting American Gothic.
You know the one.
Yes, this one.
We went shopping Sunday. We may not get it perfect. I am pretty sure I will post a picture of us here next week.
Here’s the link to the source for the photo of American Gothic.
Are you still a fan of Halloween, and why or why not? What have been your favorite costumes ever, and why? What will you be on Friday, what have you done to prepare for Halloween 2014?