Ok, well it wasn’t really a fright. It was more like too much fun. And all those folks, well they didn’t all come at once. There was some ebbing and flowing to the whole night. And the kids and many of the menfolk stayed outside for most of the night.
Because of how our house is laid out, almost no one hangs in the living room. Most of the action happens in the kitchen, dining room and out around the fire pit. Still, I (with lots of help, I mostly pointed) had to deck out the mantle. For Poe’s sake.
It was such a great night and I am sure I over did it some (a lot,) but it was well worth it. I love my friends and I love carrying this tradition on another year. It is one of my most very favorite nights of the year.
Just, please don’t tell my doctor.