Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Hallowe'en Tree, pt. I

The world's least 'thought-through' idea?

Quite possibly.

I am finally beginning to think and feel my way into building Hallowe'en 2012, and have many, many miles to go before I can even see it taking shape -- but one idea (thank you Aunty!) is already rooting, branching, twisting its way into existence.

The Hallowe'en Tree.

Oh, S&P-brains, we will be having a madness of a time carving, lighting and hanging  jack o'lanterns from the big tree in our yard, just above where the Great Pumpkin usually holds Hallowe'en court.

I'm kind of wishing, given that it's on the same side of our yard, that this ol' place may actually kind of look like this come Hallowe'en night:

Maybe not, but I'd love to find someplace in this world
that looks like a living Mugnaini work.

Oh sure, they're all going to be foam pumpkins, and lit with LEDs and whatnot.

But they will each have been carved by family and friends from all over the country, and will result in a beautiful tree that may look enough like this to make it worth everyone's while.

One can hope.

If you would like to participate, simply carve yourself one o'them foam pumpkins and send it to:

The Skull & Pumpkin Pub

215 Lone Pine Road, 
Branson MO 65616

Mr. Bradbury, it is my hope that even if we don't come close to your vision, we may come close to the spirit of your creation.

Here's to the Hallowe'en Tree, to Ray, and to all of us Autumn People so willing and mad enough to try it at all.



  1. Hey Mike, I definitely want to send you a jack-o'-lantern. Let me know how I can get involved, I followed the link, but it just led me to my own Events page on facebook.

    Anyway, heck yeah, the season is commin'!

  2. Dave, it should have led you to the event page "Help Create The Hallowe'en Tree, but since I really don't grasp the basics of FB I imagine only friends can see it or something silly.

    If you re-read the post, you will see the address to send a pumpkin, good sir-

    The Skull & Pumpkin
    215 Lone Pine Road, Branson MO 65616

    Hope that's better for you.

    And THANK you.

  3. Sounds like a great plan. I can't wait to see the finished product! I would like to participate but make no hard or fast pledge as i just moved blah blah blah - I am full of a lot of excuses this year!

  4. Don' you worry yo' head 'bout it none, Mizz Lady M. ;-) You just make sure not to lose anything during the move -- this includes your sanity, marbles, etc.
    And stop by the ol' S&P for a nice rest and tonic when you're done!

  5. I promise that a pumpkin is on the way!!!


  6. I don't know HOW I missed this! I'll have to make time for this one. DDSP!