#1,416 Early Halloween.
by Erin Napier
Because of the inclement weather that’s headed our way tomorrow night:
The city officially moved Halloween to tonight. They made the decision yesterday, which left the Bible Belt scrambling to make a plan since lots of people have church on Wednesday, but seriously everyone comes to the historic district to trick or treat.
Ben had already scheduled the annual showing of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown a block from home in the pumpkin patch:
But someone needed to be at our house for the trick or treaters so I made the last minute call to go home and hand out candy. Jim and Mal came and we had a big time.
My favorite costume of the night: Dorothy.
Jim stuck with Ben’s Halloween tradition of convincing small, innocent children that the huge cat head we put candy in would bite them if they weren’t careful and quick to pull the candy out.
I’m a little sad that kids seem to stop dressing up at about age 8 but keep trick or treating. Y’all aren’t too old or cool for a costume if you’re not too old or cool to trick or treat.
Sophie went with a nerd costume. Because she wore glasses. Oh, cool kids.
Ben made it in for the last hour of official trick or treat hours, so. Great success all the way around. Whew. I think tomorrow night we might do something super spooky and go see the Dracula play at the Little Theatre.
Have I ever mentioned that I love this neighborhood?
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!