The vibrant October blue sky darkened quickly, and the long shadows of the towering tulip poplar, oak, and hickory trees faded into the dusk. The dry leaves rustled on the sidewalk, and in the distance a forlorn dog barked, urging his master to hurry home. The Mister and I were companionably clearing the supper dishes in the warm glow of the kitchen when it happened.
The doorbell rang sharply; we thought we heard a bit of a scuffle. Then nothing. We opened the door and found no one. Then we looked down and discovered that we had been booed!
First, we found a note that looked like this!
The note was attached to this,
which was filled with this!
Also tucked inside the darling black cat bag were the following instructions:
The phantom ghost has come to town
To leave some goodies to be found.
If you wish to make this a happier fall,
Continue this greeting, this phantom call.
Make two treats and two copies of this poem
Deliver them to neighbors, try to stay calm.
You’ve only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave your treats at doors the Phantom hasn’t hit!
Deliver at dusk when there isn’t much light.
Ring the doorbell and run; stay out of sight!
This is all in good fun and the spirit of play,
Happy Halloween and Have a Great Day!
What a fun neighborhood treat! Even though my tricksters are no longer little, they are excited to be part of this! We will be making our phantom calls tomorrow evening with caramel corn and stickers and, of course, candy! The question is, who to boo?
Does your neighborhood “boo”?