Scenes from the Halloween House 2017

Growing up in rural upstate New York, Halloween was the biggest holiday of the year.  A small town with old brooding houses, bridges over winding creeks, and old cemeteries full of worn and leaning stones is the perfect setting for Halloween.  Late in the day, as the leaves fell from the trees, the sun would sink low on the horizon bringing the kind of special fall light that sharply etches everything in contrast.   Perhaps that is why we celebrate Halloween each year.  For the past 45 years my wife and I have decorated for Halloween.

Here’s a sampling of the house this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even a visit from the Ghostbusters and some evil spirits

 

 

 

About jenorv

John E. Norvell is a retired Air Force Lt Colonel, decorated air combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and former Assistant Professor of American and Military History at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has written freelance for the Washington Post, the Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, and for several newspapers around the country.
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