Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk or Treating - Happy Halloween

For Halloween this year we thought we'd take trunk or treating to the next level.

After many hours spent taping black weed barrier type sheeting all over our minivan we had an acceptable micro haunted house. To make it more appealing we added a tent to the back of our van and tada we had an award winning, according to our local church, haunted house.

The adults thought it was creative.
The teens thought it was cool.

The smallest kids thought it was perfect - whats better than being able to see the end from the beginning of a haunted house. Only two or three of a hundred or so little ghouls refused to enter.
One little girl with downs syndrome feel in love with it and went in and out for more than an hour. It was very fun to watch her at the fun but spooky ghosts and zombies.

We won the award for the best trunk - I think we kind of cheated.

On another note regarding Halloween I found a very unique Halloween Memorial at a local cemetery and wrote about it for the Deseret News in Utah. It was very rewarding to help the parents of this little boy spread their message of making good happen from his tragic death. As genealogists we are involved in a great work of helping people find their past and helping to keep it alive.