It was a beautiful weather day. My favorite meteorologist, Paul Gross, prefaced the impending cold spell by proclaiming: “You KNOW we’ve been living on borrowed time.  After all, it’s the middle of October!”

That warning didn’t sound good.

Well, so much for that – it was good while it lasted, and we were blessed with another stellar Fall day.

The leaves are everywhere, a result of that wicked wind yesterday. My neighbor’s tree has turned a vibrant shade of red, usually the precursor for dropping all its leaves in about a week’s time.

Most of the harvest and Halloween décor on the Boulevard was restored to its former glory… that, of course, which didn’t end up in the next city … or county.

During my daily treks through the neighborhoods, and down Emmons Boulevard, I have plenty of time to take a gander at this year’s collection of creepy clowns, spooky souls, gory and ghoulish monsters, humongous spiders, plus the most macabre sights straight from the graveyard.  It seems that the mummies, black cats, and even witches, to a certain extent, are now passé.

Skeletons and bones are pretty popular in front yards.

Those skeletons that are dangling from trees, their bones rattling in the slightest breeze, could scare a body if you walk by and don’t see them first.

Then there are the bones – femurs and tibias, fibulas and humerus bones, all laying helter-skelter on the lawn as if rising out of a grave. It makes me think about “Dem Bones”, the song we learned as kids, about how all those bones are connected –  you know:  “the back bone’s connected to the neck bone, the neck bone’s connected to the head bone” and on and on it goes.

And then there’s this skeleton with his crisp white shirt and red tie, in a category all his own.

Clearly his neck bone is not connected to his head bone. In fact, I detect a little angst going on.

There are meek and mild and very cute decorations as well as this clever skeleton you see above. I’ve collected pictures of those too, all to be included in upcoming blog posts, as I memorialize my steps, while striving to reach my year-end walking goal.  I am at 631 miles at present.

Those photos and posts hopefully will be a diversion as we get through the next few weeks of election madness.

As I close out this post, so I, too, can listen to the presidential debate, (even though, as a Canadian, I cannot vote), I leave you with this heady thought:

The upcoming election: everyone has a skeleton or two in their closet, but it’s nothing to lose your head over.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Skullduggery.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I drove around in our city just looking at the decorations, some homes had simple scarecrows and it looked cute. Than I saw massive decorations in a small front yard. It was hard to appreciate the owners attempt at showing their love for Halloween.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Marge – There sure are some beautiful decorations around our city and Wyandotte as well. Some of my photos I’ll be able to use after Halloween and through the harvest season up to Thanksgiving which, unbelievably, is just five weeks from today.


  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………..I’m still laughing…………………’re pretty funny for a Canadian…………………………………………………………..


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