A most-haunted jaunt.


The morning had a Halloween-type air about it … no, not just the décor, but also the gray and dismal sky, and, it had rained earlier, because, when I set out, large portions of moisture darkened the sidewalk and driveway. The wind was whipping around once again, and, within minutes, some strands of hair had worked their way loose from my hat, and kept hitting my eyeglasses.

That very same wind jiggled those goblins and spirits that were suspended from tree branches along the way, as they danced and pranced in the breeze, seemingly coming to life.  They were scary looking, even though their origin is nothing more than having been bedsheets once upon a time.

But, those seemingly animated spirits, that stirred as I walked by, are no match for the creatures that exist in the ghoulish graveyard at the corner of Emmons Boulevard and Electric Avenue in Lincoln Park.

I have not seen this double-lot property at night, but it must be spooktacular … there are a half-dozen inflatables which are collapsed during the day. Spooky lights encircle the property, and green illuminated monster hands are strung along the tops of the bushes.  There are ghosts and creatures galore in the front yard, but the ghoulish graveyard is the best part.  There are body bits and pieces scattered about and the eerie words “Rest in Pieces” is smile-worthy, as are the critter skeletons which are amongst the “crowd” of dearly departed souls.  I’ve included just a small portion of the creative set-up for you to see above.

That wily wind threatened to wreak havoc with folks’ Halloween décor once again, and it shook the leaves mightily as they were raining down all around me.

I got another three miles under my belt, and, was happy to get ‘er done, since tomorrow promises not to be bootiful, but to start out rainy once again.

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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2 Responses to A most-haunted jaunt.

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………….I’ll have to try to get out that direction again…………….at night maybe to see the inflatables………………….maybe,…………………..I’m not a night person………………….


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