Welcome Everyone to a "NEW" addition to the "Soft in the Head" family “Soft in the Head Hauntings”! This blog will be devoted entirely to my love of Halloween and everything Halloween and the inner “trickster” that exists in all of us! I will debut new Halloween characters and their stories here, quirky stories from my childhood and funny and often “bloopers” of my everyday life road. I hope you will find some time to follow the "Haunting Happenings" here at "Soft in the Head Hauntings".....

~~~I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~~~

The Countdown Begins....

"From ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!" - Old Scottish Prayer

The "Ghoultide Gathering" October 2, 2010

May 16, 2009

Ghost Stories Are The Best......

I can still remember, many years ago , sitting up well past midnight with my friend Marcia reading scary stories and eating popcorn in bed. We would huddle next to each other as if we were sharing the same skin, and not from the cold but from the newest book we had checked out from the library. It seems that when the weather began to change and the colors of the trees turned golden it was time to start reading the stories that made even the hair on a bald man stand up, those creepy, heart pounding and sometimes leg crossing ghost stories! My favorites were the "Alfred Hickok" and "Edgar Allen Poe" series. I remember lying awake all night after reading, turning every common household noise into a 300 page thriller! My imagination would run amok! Marcia and I swore we could hear hearts thumping, hands creeping and the proverbial ghost shrieking through the halls. I wouldn't change a thing! I loved being a kid, especially a kid whose fondness for all things Halloween has only enhanced her imagination the older she has gotten....BOO!


Miss Sandra said...

What a fabulous blog. I love Halloween and this is right up my alley.
Have a great day!

Jeanmarie said...

How can we establish a Halloween show here in Virginia. There are so many of us that love witches and the trappings of All Hallows Eve. The Expo center would be the logical venue (Chantilly). I would be happy to help organize it, but I need other "witches" to back me up! I have organized arts and craft shows in the past, but none as large as the Expo center. I know that Soft in the Head participates at Fairfax High school, but I have only been able to catch you once there. Write to me! ... Jeanie439@gmail.com