For those of you who don't know, I love decorating my yard for Halloween and Christmas. My neighbor across the street (hi David) is also into decorating his lawn. We have a friendly competition going. And we like that cars now come down our streets to see our lawns. We even have waving inflatable snowmen (that we bought separately) that we position to wave at each other.
For me, however, Halloween is the bigger holiday. I love to decorate for Halloween. I have a plethora of those styrofoam jack-o-lanterns and I always like to put them in interesting configurations. I make my own decorations as well. Last year I took a standard issue scarecrow and added one of the smaller jack-o-lanterns as it's head and a package of plastic bones for it's arms and legs. It was excellent, but I need to adjust it for this year (maybe get a larger scarecrow, or just make it more menacing). A few years ago I scored big and during Trick-or-Treat I had a kid do a jump take when he realized that one of my decorations was right in front of him. I think he may have pee-ed himself a little. Imagine me with my evil grin as I remember that moment.
More on lawn decorations later, back to the story.
So when I was at Sam's Club yesterday I saw what will be this years "must have" Halloween Decoration (like last year's Santa's Train fetish, the year before was Snow Globes). I'm not saying I'll get one, and it didn't have the same effect as last year's 12' Pencil Xmas Tree (which I do have, don't we all have cathedral ceilings we can display that large of tree in?). But I did like it. I couldn't find a photo of the exact type, the one at Sam's had two horses and the coffin inside had a pop-up death/reaper character. But you can get the idea from this one.