On the 31st of October, ghosts, goblins, spiders, hollowed out pumpkins with candles inside, skeletons, and gravestones appear in unlikely places.

On Halloween, people dress spooky, celebrate bizarre and odd, Even title companies, staid financial institutions, pay homage to the Dark Side.

” Enter and you die, ” welcomes us as realtor, Laurie, and I enter offices to complete closing on my new home. Spider webs droop from the ceiling and a costumed receptionist greets us.

” Please make yourself comfortable, ” she smiles, her antennae motioning us towards a seat.

Ahead are thirty years of payments to faceless financial institutions.

it is good we have Christmas and Easter.

Crosses trump gravestones and headless horsemen are trumped by a baby in a manger.


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