The mummy (and friend) ready for Florence Ave.

The mummy (and friend) ready for Florence Ave.

Once again, Florence Avenue in downtown Sebastopol was the place to be for trick or treating. It’s been several years since Patrick Amiot and neighbors closed the street for an official party, but the crowds were scarcely thinner, with kids from two on up (presumably most of the costumed adults were accompanying small children). The few cars that ventured down Florence were forced to travel very slowly, making their way past the haunted houses and pumpkin lights. Our favorites included a house across from Marys Lane with a fog machine, black lighted graveyard and troll under the stairs; an “evil cheese” costume worn by neighborhood boy (the cheese had apparently gone very bad); and a talking head in a pizza box that insulted everyone passing through one of the haunted houses. That house also featured a ghoul in a tree that snatched off hats and — in my case — wigs.  A grand time was had by all and the candy bag was full by the time we staggered home.

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