Views of the Neighborhood – Halloween Preview

Since we are getting close to Halloween I thought it would be a good idea to check around the neighborhood to see if folks are getting into the spirit. Come on along. Today we are serving hard cider and donuts. We also have Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band playing on the bus.

So jump on board and we’ll be off
Looks like everyone is asleep. We’ll have to come back to see them when they are awake.
Looks like Mickey and Minnie Dracula are ready.
Love the spider web. Those witch’s hats a very colorful
A black cat and pumpkin headed skeleton are enough keep me off the lawn
Another spider web and a skull in the flower bed.
Another sleeping monster. Yes we will come back before Halloween
A cute topper for the mailbox

I hope you enjoyed the tour today. You can stay around and have more cider and listen to the music. Here is a Night Moves video

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  1. I may be an old curmudgeon, John, but isn’t it a bit early for Halloween decorations to be up?
    Having said that, I’m told that Dolly Parton was singing Christmas songs on British radio yesterday, so perhaps I should be asking why it’s been left so late. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I think parents are looking for any kind of distracton for their kids. I agree it is a little early but may be the times. Christmas songs? Yeah, way too early. ๐Ÿ˜

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    2. I totally agree with you! It’s the same with chocolate Easter bunnies: they appear on the shelves the day after Christmas – or so it seems. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Iโ€™ve seen Advent calendars discussed on daytime TV already.

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      2. Oh my goodness.

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  2. Our neighborhood is also coming alive with pumpkins and assorted scariness, but I’ve not seen anything like your inflatable black cat. It definitely tops my list of seasonal fun. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for the Halloween smiles and Bob Seger’s ballad.

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    1. Bob’s a Detroit product and one of my favorites. I like that cat too. Later in the month I’m going to show the characters inflated. Might be fun.

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  3. Americans really do embrace Halloween, John. Great to see the decorations starting to go up.

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    1. Yes it is a fun holiday for a lot of folks. Thanks Robbie.

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  4. I haven’t noticed any decorations in our town yet.

    Can never go wrong with Bob Segar!

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    1. I know right? Bob’s a Detroit man as am I. Thanks, Joan.

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  5. Your neighbors do try to ‘go all out’ for the holidays, but it appears the monsters are not be very cooperative – they keep laying down on the job. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. So true GP. I have to catch them on their work shift. ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Iโ€™m not a fan of the inflatables as they to sleep more than theyโ€™re up. I have our fall decorations inside the house and a wreath on the door, so a little boring in comparison to your neighborhood. Thanks for the tour and the great music! Iโ€™ve always liked Bob Seger. Roll Me Away is my favorite. Happy Sunday, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I have liked Bob since his beginning. The fact that he is from Detroit and so am I may account for that fact. Happy Sunday to you as well. ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. There’s a home in my neighborhood that hangs jack-o-lanterns from every tree branch, together with some ghostly skeletons. They’ve done it for years — even after Hurricane Ike’s devastation. It was such a sign of normalcy, and everyone loved it. I was afraid they might not do it this year, but the display is bigger and better than ever. It even held up through our various storms. It’s never too early — a month of smiling at it is worth it.

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    1. It is always great to see traditional displays. Especially in times of trouble. I remember how emotional it was to have a halloween parade in Port A after Hurrican Harvey.

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  8. Good song choice. The deflated decorations have a wicked-witch-after-the-water look going for them.

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  9. Starting to see them turn up here, but not like before. Wondering if itโ€™s going to be a mild Halloween this year.

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    1. A mild Halloween is always the question. Hope so.

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  10. Your neighbors’ Halloween decorations are much more sedate than the ones that have gone up in my neck of the woods, which look as though the houses were set upon by vandals.

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    1. Hahaha. Good description

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  11. This is such a fun time of year, what with the change of seasons here and all the different decorations that adorn the front lawns in a prelude to the holiday seasons to come.

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    1. I’ll bet the folks in PA go all out too.

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      1. They really do. And it’s a rather interesting contrast seeing as how you have some holdovers who find Halloween to be “evil” and so you know it when you pass by their houses and nada. While the next door neighbor has orange lights and a ten foot tall Grim Reaper on the lawn that says “Happy Halloween!” LOL

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      2. I love to see how fr people willgo.

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      3. You and me both

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  12. I’ve noticed a LOT of mostly Fall decorations here — dried corn stalks, bales of hay, pumpkins, and so forth — and the stores have had Halloween decorations and supplies on their shelves for weeks. Guess everybody is ready for the pandemic to go away and let things get back to some measure of normalcy. Loved the donuts, John — thanks!

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    1. Glad you liked the donuts. Fat and calorie free. Thanks, Debbie.

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  13. My daughter-in-law goes all out for Halloween and does a great job of decorating their front yard. Thanks for the Bob Seger song. Just what I needed. His songs are timeless.

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    1. They are for sure. Thanks, Darlene.

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  14. Bob is one of my favorites, and so is Halloween. My fictional cover band, covers Bob Seger as often as I can get away with it.

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    1. Good one to cover.

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  15. Well, maybe we need to go with the trend and out the Halloween cover on our mailbox in the next few days.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. There you go.Good idea, Pit

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  16. A great way to get in the mood for Halloween, John! And “Night Moves” is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. ๐Ÿ˜

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  17. Halloween decorations are popping up in our neighborhood too. It shows that people are still going to celebrate even with the limitations of the virus. It gives me hope too. Nice scenes in your area. The deflated ones are a little sad but as you said, they are sleeping on the job. Thanks for the hard cider, donuts and music!

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    1. Thank you for joining the tour, Jo. ๐Ÿ˜

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  18. And why are they not masked? ๐Ÿ™‚ Masks & gloves are obligatory even for ghosts! The irony 2020 is that Halloween is everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forwards to see these creatures lit & in action, dear John!
    Thank you!

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    1. Hahahha. Yes they shouldbe masked.

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Lawbreakers!

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  19. That’s quite the bus for this tour:)

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    1. It is custom designed for tours. Thank you, Becky

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  20. Great photos and music, John! I started seeing Halloween decorations last month which I thought was a bit too early. Like you said, I’m sure parents want to add some fun for their kids to this very strange year. Loved the cider, too! Cheers! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  21. Spooky a large tour, John! Iโ€™m looking forward to to seeing those sleepyhead monsters when theyโ€™re up.

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    1. me too, Deborah. Has to be a night ride for sure.

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  22. Hallowe’en was Mick’s favourite holiday and he went all out on the decorations. Me? Meh. I love to walk around and see what others do,.though. some are so creative!
    You’ll have to do another views the week before ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And love me some Bob Seger, any time!

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    1. I will do a week before. I love Bob too.

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      1. Woo hoo! It’s strange, so far I’ve seen nothing in my area. Mind you, I haven’t really driven or walked around much.

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      2. I think you might have hit on the reason you haven’t seen much, Dale. ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. Hyuck! Hyuck! Hyuck!

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      4. Thigh slapper right?

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      5. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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      6. You have a new Gravatar.

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      7. And a new email address… Because long story.

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      8. Uh. Evil story or dumb story?

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      9. EVIL… I’ll send you an email from my new address… tell you all about it AND give you a heads up on how to still use Classic editor while they keep it a not-so-hidden option…

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      10. I woud love that. Thanks, Dale.

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      11. Check your inbox ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      12. Thank you, again ๐Ÿ˜

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      13. ๐Ÿ’ž

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  23. Gee, I really wish we celebrated Halloween here. I went to the states once in early October and was blown away by all the decorations. Yโ€™all have the spirit!

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    1. Boo! ๐Ÿ‘ป

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  24. I wonder how many pumpkins carved into viruses they’ll be or is that just my sick imagination? Maybe Walmart will retail a blow up virus to hang from the door to keep trick n treaters at bay?

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    1. I think you are on to something. If they don’t make a virus maybe a Trump mask will do.

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      1. Is that the one full of holes?

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      2. Hahaha. I meant a mask that looks like Trump.

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      3. I’m someone has grown a pumpkin with presidential characteristics… they have a headstart with the skin tone

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great Halloween tour and entertainment:) Too bad we caught a lot of them sleeping.

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    1. Next time we’ll get them.

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  26. I always love seeing Halloween decorations. There’s a house on the way to my gym with decorations starting in July – the grim reaper has a sign giving a countdown to Halloween. Love the owner’s enthusiasm.

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    1. Sounds like fun. ๐Ÿ˜

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  27. The mailbox topper is my favorite.

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    1. That was a last minute add. It was so cute. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  28. Do you know if the kids are going out for Halloween this year? Up here, most parents are saying no.

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    1. Good question. I have not heard. Need to check around.

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  29. Those sleeping monsters – I guess they have a lot of night work to rest up for!

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    1. They only work once a year though. You would think they could stay on the job for a month.

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  30. The song you posted at the end was a great touch.

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    1. Thank you, Josh. I’m glad you liked it.

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  31. What a nice post, I thought about doing something like this as well, go around the neighborhood and take pictures of the houses decorated for Halloween.

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