Friday, October 31, 2014

"HAPPY HALLOWEEN" From a 1950's Decatur GA

Decatur GA

Happy Halloween from Decatur GA (circa 1955)
That Devil is my brother (Phil)  the other kids are from the neighborhood.
Location: 202 E. Davis St.
So if you lived in the area  circa 1955 and went to Winnona Park School, you could be one of these kids.

-This is a reprint from the Atlanta Journal dated Oct. 31, 1958
BY Laura McGregor

Tonight the witches take to the air.
Bubbling brews will steam from black kettles,
witch-ridden brooms will swoop across the sky.
Ghosts will flutter overhead and for a few shorth hours Atlanta will become an eerie city filled with the supernatural from on high.
Halloween with all it's magical powers will capture the children turning them into frightening little creatures, punching doorbells and screeching loudly "Trick or Treat".
Bright orange pumpkins hollowed and carved into a variety of contorted faces will brighten porches and shine from windows.
And the howl of a lone black cat and the smell of burned autumn leaves will put a hypnotic spell in the crisp night air.
Amid the dancing neon signs downtown will roam the celebrants-blowing horns, rattling noise makers and belive bones.
While out from the city lights, little clowns, gypsies, skeletons and ghosts will douse their heads in washtubs filled with red apples and eat marshmellows from a string.
But at the stroke of 12 trick or treat bags will be empty again.
The last of the candied apples will be washed from dirty little hands and the last of the witches will point their brooms toward the land of spirits to await another magical night of Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More Decatur Halloween Homes

Located in Winnona Park area on Avery St. Question: Did these Pumpkins move from the white house next door ?

Located next door to the house above.

Located on Winnona Drive

Located on Avery St.
Located on Sycamore

Kings Hwy is a Halloween Treat


-- This Halloween house is located at 252 Kings Hwy. Decatur GA
In related news The Decatur Minute has a list of the Decorate Decatur Halloween winners.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Welcome to The Boneyard on Adair Street

Welcome to BONEYARD  Population: 0
Nancy Wilkinson's Decatur  Halloween house and front yard is a must see every year. It is so large her neighbor lets her decorate their yard also.. I bet she spends a lot on candy.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween House - Attack of the Mutant Toy Army

This cool Halloween front yard decoration is located on Kings Hwy. Decatur GA

Monday, October 27, 2014

Eye on Decatur- Halloween House

This Halloween house is located on Kings Hwy. Decatur GA

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Perfect Afternoon for a HALLOWEEN Parade

--Click to enlarge colorful Haints and Saints Halloween 2014 poster.
Baton Bob struts his stuff  (Top Hat and all) down E. Ponce de Leon Ave. in the 2014 Haints and Saints Halloween Parade today in Decatur, GA.

More pictures to come.
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- -- -- -- -- -- Enjoying the Halloween Parade. -- More Parade watchers. Enjoying the sites from Calle Lantina. -- Thanks goes out to HOMEGROWN for the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade.

Saturday, October 25, 2014