Tuesday, October 06, 2009


My new neighbor is into Halloween. He built a fence-like structure in their front yard, stacked hay bales in front of it, installed fake gravestones, and hung various spooky things from their trees.

I too am a fan of Halloween and like that my neighborhood does a lot of decorating for fall.

But I don't like the noose hanging from my neighbor's basketball goal with a stuffed figure dressed in combat boots and green ACUs with a black shroud covering its face.

Update: ALL decorations are gone. Even the nifty ones.


RobMonroe said...

Wow - even I am appalled, and that takes a lot. Poor taste - especially in a neighborhood with as many children as yours.

ccw said...

That is absolutely terrible. Who would think that was appropriate even for Halloween?

Sarahlynn said...

When it comes to my neighbors, I'm very confrontation adverse. But maybe I'll point out the "decoration" to my friendly neighborhood trustee. Is it possible the neighbors just didn't think this though? I really don't see how anyone reasonable could hang a realistic figure in the front yard and think it was OK. (This is a home with two young children, by the way.)

Barrie said...

I like decorations to look like decorations. This sounds too scary.