By Kathy Chouteau
Does your house help put a little “boo” into Halloween?
Every Oct. 1, this reporter’s family ushers in the season of scary by hanging our resident Halloween spider, “Boris,” up on the front door. Named for a song by The Who, Boris has—how shall I put it delicately?—become a bit gnarled and weathered with age. We’ve decided it only adds to his desirability as a frightener of innocent passersby.
Turns out, we’re not the only ones getting into the Halloween spirit with our decorations in the East Richmond Heights neighborhood.
It seems that every year, more and more houses make their debut on the Halloween scene adorned with pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, bats, crows, cobwebs, tombstones and the like. One house even has some ghosts arranged in a circle playing “Ring-around-the-Rosie” on its front lawn.
The Rich Life perused the neighborhood and took pics of some of the more “spirited” Halloween-ready houses, most of which are centered on-and-off a stretch of Barrett Ave., East of San Pablo Ave. near the Richmond-El Cerrito border. Quick tip: This same section of Barrett Ave. is also ideal for trick-or-treating on the big night.
Do you have some frighteningly-decorated Halloween houses in your neighborhood? Share with us in the comments!