Tag Archives: Halloween

The Halloween House

When I was small my father carved a large Jack O’Lantern for me. It was a very special bonding moment. One that I will always remember.  Perhaps that is why I have always liked Halloween. It started out innocently enough. … Continue reading

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Scary Movies

  It’s our custom at Halloween to watch old scary movies. Not the gory ones that masquerade as scary but the ones that play with your mind– the classics: Pyscho, Poltergeist, The Silence of the Lambs. Ones that have a … Continue reading

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In Search of the Haunted Tombstone

  50 years ago this October several of my friends and I went in search of a haunted tombstone. It was October 1964 and we were juniors at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. The idea to look for the stone … Continue reading

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Halloween in a small town

My father Phil Keith Norvell loved Halloween.  One of my earliest memories is of him carving a huge Jack O’Lantern about 1948. Growing up in rural upstate New York, Halloween was the biggest holiday of the year.  A small town … Continue reading

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