And while we're thinking of Halloween
Anyhow, as we were going about town today looking at all the foliage (not yet peak but getting pretty nice) and checking out the houses, one had one of those fake graveyards set up. I have to admit this. I've always wanted to have a graveyard with funny names and epitaphs. My macabre sense of the absurd just adores those Halloween graveyards. This one wasn't great, but it was good. The Boy and I talked about maybe making one this year, because we have a huge and sweeping lawn, but unfortunately you can't see it from the street. In fact, nobody ever knows that there are homes up our hill unless we tell them. So we'd have a graveyard for just us, which seems a bit self-indulgent.
That, of course, didn't stop me from looking around the internet for some good links to share with you.
Here's one that gives directions on how to make the tombstones out of housing insulation. You can also use styrofoam.
Another one that tells you how to make large scale tombs out of cardboard boxes.
If you don't want to make your own graveyard, you can always buy tombstones.
And here's the best. Good old names and epitaphs for those that get a bit tongue shy. We love some of these names.
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