Halloween Season in New Orleans

Halloween Season in New Orleans
Skeletons Uptown... rising up to trick and treat!

Yes, Halloween is a season here.  It’s already started.   Yesterday, September 21, a full month and ten days before Halloween, the first lawn decorations were spotted on State Street, almost coinciding with the appearance of Christmas decorations at Wal Mart and Home Depot.

Big difference, though.  Our neighbors on State Street have no retail ambitions or goals that must be met as a result of their early introduction of a new season.   They’re just milking the extra ten days for an extended period of satire and fun, and probably have no intention of causing even more traffic backups on State in the morning.

It was too late as I passed them yesterday, but I vowed this morning I would slow down and snap some pictures.   Or get out of the car and investigate.   Be part of the problem with carpool traffic.  Can’t help it.

Skeletons!   PIRATE skeletons!  Oh yeah… my day is looking up already.

I had to pull over and snap some pictures, even though this display is still in progress.   All the while, my second grader, Bryce, is twisting his hands in Carpool Related Anxiety (CRA), “Mom, we’re going to be late.   We can look at the Halloween stuff later!”

Too late.   My inner child just started cutting up.

Let the Halloween season begin!  Can’t wait for the political skeleton yard on St. Charles to appear!

Anne Beck,

NOLA optimist, Bubble Dweller


Real Estate Muses Workshop: A Personal Development Workshop for Real Estate Agents Who Follow the Muse... Anne Beck is a local real estate broker with a passion for the unique lifestyle of New Orleans. This blog is a way of sharing the endless supply of humor and irony to be found around the city on any given day. Enjoy snippets of life around town, and some great tips for travelers and those seeking to join us as citizens of New Orleans. For info on buying or selling a home in NOLA , call Anne for a FREE evaluation of your home, or a FREE neighborhood price watch list for buyers. 504-812-4702 www.nolasinc.com