Happy Halloween


Bob slept on the couch last night.  He didn’t get back from My His Dinner with Andre…w until after I had gone to bed, so we never finished our game.  So I declared victory.  I got him up and launched him towards the airport and then went for a bike ride.  Friday mornings are the best weekday mornings to ride on.  They are the least crowded.  They are also the hardest to get up for.  I got in 15 miles.  I’ll be glad to say goodbye to daylight savings time.  For a few weeks yet, I’ll no longer be completely riding in the darkness.

Missouri has a new law that comes into effect tonight.  As of this year, sex offenders on Halloween must stay inside their homes.  They cannot have their front porch lights on and they must have a sign on their front door that says, No Candy.  I don’t know how anyone can be expected to read this sign in the dark.

That being said, our plans for tonight are to wait until the cute kids from next door to come by trick or treating.  Then we’ll turn off the front porch light and go out to dinner and a show.  We don’t need no stinking sign.  We have theater tickets tonight to see Jane Austen’s Emma, a new musical, at the Rep.

The picture for this post is of the Lemp brewery.  It is not the same as the Lemp haunted mansion, but it is the same family.  As near as I can tell the Lemp family was a bit off to begin with and completion with the Busch family down the street in the beer business, probably didn’t help.  Wiki gives the family history here.  The following is a Halloween sample:

The Lemp Mansion is famed as one of the nation’s most haunted buildings. In the 1980s, it was ranked in the top nine haunted places by Life Magazine. Reputed paranormal incidents include doors opening, shutting, locking, and unlocking on their own; candles lighting on their own; and a glass flying off a bar and crashing to the floor. Visitors to the mansion have reported feeling as if they are being watched, or sensing an atmosphere of sadness, and some claim to have seen apparitions of members of the Lemp family. One report says that, during the mansion’s restoration, a painter working on a mural felt that he was being watched and immediately fled the mansion, without washing his brushes or taking out his equipment, and never returned.

No cute kids yet, but of course with daylight savings time it is still light out.  Running out of time …

Ethan the Engineer and his little sister Gracie.


2 thoughts on “Happy Halloween

  1. Thanks Mark! It’s been a great one! The Pentland clan descended on Rochester to celebrate both my birthday and Dad’s. We had a fine costume party and there was a lot of guitar and singing. We missed you! Pictures to follow….

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