| The Columbus Dispatch
With many of us having more time to haunt our own homes this year during the pandemic, fans of Halloween have had the opportunity to create some inventive and fun holiday scenes. But what fun is haunting if there’s no one to haunt?
To spread their holiday “spirit,” several Dispatch readers have agreed to share their Halloween fun this season.
Carroll Bowman and her husband Joe, both in their early 70s, have lived on their horse farm between Gahanna and New Albany for nearly 40 years.
But only in the past few years has a spooky (or amusing, depending on your point of view) skeletal horse and rider been haunting the property.
And since the display is on a horse farm, the obvious question ensues.
“One woman, with her mother and daughter, pulled up and asked to take pictures,” Carroll Bowman recalled.
“She asked, ‘Is that really a horse’s skeleton?’ ”
Bowman responded by activating the sensor that makes the horse whinny and its eyes glow, she said.
Whether that answered the visitor’s question is unclear, but just FYI, the boney horse is plastic.
A passion for collec
Artist Cindy McGuire of Marion takes her teddy bear art to many art shows. While there, she has picked up some interesting holiday decor items, some old, some new, she said.
“Doing shows all over the U.S. and the world, you see those great pieces,” she said.
“And our house is a 1910 brick four-square; it’s a great place to display things,” said McGuire, 66.
“I love that flavor, mixing old and new together.
“I’m not a dedicated Halloween collector, but I collect seasonal things, and I like decorating for the season,” she said.
All hail to the Hales
The Hale family of Westerville has only