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Granville, Ohio Beggar's Night 2010...I saw THING 1 and Gene Simmons too!

In downtown Granville, Ohio on Beggar's Night they were ready to woo...I saw THING 1 and Gene Simmons too! The residents had gotten into a spooky spirit for Beggar's Night, they waiting on their doorsteps to give out treats to wee ones and tall ones at first sight!

 

thing one  Kiss

There was THING 1..............................................................and Gene Simmons too!

 

Being new to the town I had no idea what to expect and was astounded by what I saw! There were such elaborate home decorations and displays, I wasn't sure who had more fun the shorties or the tall.

house  This fun resident was ready to enthrall!

 

my friend  

I went with my good friend Graham who was dressed as a skeleton pirate, the streets were bustling this was going to be a fun riot. He was pretty scary looking, good thing I knew it was him under that costume or else I would have went a bookin'.

 

spider decoration  witch

Should we visit the spider house.....................................or watch this witch stirring her brew?

 

pumpkins  dogs

Pumpkins were plenty.............................................................and costumed wiener dogs too!

 

reat in peace            haunted house

Things were getting pretty darn scary and we were getting ready to call it a night...........

 

pumpkin man   trash can

But the pumpkin man waved us over..................and the trash can creature said it would be all right...

 

police

..........................as long as the Granville Po-Po was still in sight!

 

granville band   shaving cream fight

These talented musicians were jamming................................ignoring the shaving cream fight.

 

sock monkey   sock monkey

Later that evening I spotted the Sock Monkey, that's when I knew everything was going to be all right!

 


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Comment balloon 42 commentsCynthia Bartch • October 31 2010 08:55PM

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Very nice, but I have one word to say "wreath".................I repeat "wreath".

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 9 years ago

You kill me Roger as I nod off to sleep, is that all you can say...............as for that that wreath not one more peep ;~D

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Now that is what I call a Halloween experience!  I used to love taking my kids trick or treating and I also loved handing out the candy to the little goblins.  We moved six years ago to a house in the woods and we don't get any kids on Halloween any more.  Thanks for sharing your holiday with me!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 9 years ago

Cynthia- Feature I suggested, your well written post

             Pictures and poem I did like the most.

             All of the costumes were cute and quite funky

             But my vote for the best was Mr. Sock Monkey!

 

PS    Where's the wreath?????

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 9 years ago

Oh Sharon you would have LOVED this knowing you like misadventures, it was pretty scary but quite an adventure!

 

Well Kathy I cannot top your witty ditty...but next time in Florida I must visit your city!

Oh no the wreath............................blast that Roger fella!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

SPAM 10 POINTS!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 9 years ago

What the??? Is your local "PoPo" shaking doing those kids for a cut of the candy?

I will be back tomorrow with pictures from our evening!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

What fun photos Cynthia- Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

PS - Looks like you've lost a bit too much weight... could stand to put on a few pounds, Girl - LOL

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 9 years ago

What a wonderful community spirit!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 9 years ago

Beware Drunk Sock Monkeys!!!  Who knows what they throw??  Lint balls??

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 9 years ago

Roger I'm afraid I'll have to Report a Concern on your comment!

Hey Russell, LOL, heavens no, the local Po-Po were giving away candy treats and were on hand to ensure the traditional shaving cream shenanigans did not get out of hand! I'll be looking for your post :~)

Hi Debi, It was certainly a sight that evening and I had a blast! I will be back to looking normal soon thank you for your concern.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Morning Patricia, It was like nothing I've ever seen before, very fun for us all!

Morning BLiz, The Sock Monkey was well behaved, he drank one beverage and off he went with a wave :~)

sock monkey

 

 

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Sock Monkey is a brilliant costume, and at least it was a well behaved sock monkey.  Must not be related to SMAK at all!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 9 years ago

Why Bliz I'm afraid I'll have to Report a Concern on your comment...this is family post. Your friend pictured must have another name maybe you got him confused with another???

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Cynthia, looks like a fun time was had by all...now about that sock monkey...I'm pretty sure I've seen him in one or two bars over the years...of course after a couple of JD's up...who knows!!  

"EEK" was ok for a couple of days, but I'm ready for your old photo to re-appear!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 9 years ago

Cynthia  Those are all your usual lovely photos - Granville is a very involved town - lotsa' spirit

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 9 years ago

Nope, That's SMAK!  He belongs to Miss Bad Manners and does much of her dirty work!  Works for bananas....so he's cheaper than a W-2 employee!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 9 years ago

Nick, It was at the end of the evening and it was quite a sight to see that Sock Monkey plop down on the bar stool in front of me! It look really funny when he took his head off to have a drink & chat.

No worries my photo will be back to normal tomorrow. I'm more comfortable being behind the camera :~)

 

Karen, Thanks so much for nice words, it's always appreciated THING 1 pictured above was busy telling me his life story, too bad I couldn't understand a word he said. He was adorable! Granville seems to be a very spirited town.

 

BLiz, I must look for your friend on Miss Bad Manners post. I apologize your comment will not be reported!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Hey Cynthia, wow those are awesome pictures you have. Looks like so much fun had by all, love the garbage can and band playing in the yard :) Have a great Day!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 9 years ago

Cynthia, SMAK is typically accompanied by Fluffy the Pomeranian...Fluffy nips the ankles while SMAK goes high!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 9 years ago

Great pictures Cynthia. Don't you just love Halloween in small towns. I'm always pleasantly surprized at the amount of effort that people put into it.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 9 years ago

Hey Laura those guys playing music were good too, a lot of the kids had very creative costumes!

Hi BLiz, Oh man sounds like you got some crazy stuff happening on your blog :~)

 Hi Jack, it was one of the best Halloweens I had never experienced. Even thought I was forewarned I never expected such a show. The citizens of Granville should be proud, it was such a fun and safe experience for the kids big and small ;~)

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Cynthia, you can leave the current photo up for a while...she's a real cutie!!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 9 years ago

Why thanks Nick...this was taken at my next door neighbor's home. Mabel and I would have a chat and take tea quite often, I have very fond memories of that time!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Well... we had a pretty good crowd and enough teenagers to actually scare so all in all it was a great evening! And we had leftover candy which I always appreciate! This was taken just before nightfall on our driveway by the street ;-O

Russell Halloween 2010

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hi Cynthia - These photos are great and it looks like there were a lot of people getting into the spirit of the Holiday!  I trust they all look more like "normal people" today! LOL

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 9 years ago

Hey Russell! I showed this to my husband when you mentioned you did this last year......

We both agree you are CRAZY man!!! I wouldn't be able to this...I'd start laughing before they would make it halfway up the driveway :~D

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Hi there Mary! I had the best time, you really had to see it and experience it in person...hey whatcha' doing next Halloween??? Hey you never know ,maybe I'll see that guy in his KISS get up at the local market!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Cynthia,

I want to move to your town!  Y'all have much more fun.  Tucson doesn't know how to celebrate this holiday.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike, it is was such a cool night, I have no words that could describe the awesome sights that evening. People were pretty fast moving and I got the best shots I could, the streets were so crowed!

Thanks for the visit!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago
Hi Cynthia, what a great experience to and stunning pictures to share with us, people really love to party in your new home town....
Posted by Barbara Heil-Sonneck, Home Staging Atlanta (Design2Sell) about 9 years ago

I just knew if I popped in here that you would have some awesome photos and I would have a smile on my heart after view them.  What fun...I missed it this year because the kids were in Washington, DC - usually their neighborhood just like Granville - that's your kind of town for sure!!!  Loved the kids, but adored the "weiner dogs"...YUM, my pretties - LOL!!!

Posted by Peggy/Dot about 9 years ago

Cynthia, OH this post was so much fun to read and see all the halloween photos. Thanks.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Barbara, this town was quite in the spirit of the Halloween holiday, that's for sure!

LOL@ you Peggy aka Dot, Those wiener dogs had the perfect costume! You & Sharon would have loved it, it was nothing like I'd seen before. So that means it was right up your alley :~) Sorry you had to miss it cause the kids were in DC.

Hi Rebecca, Oh good, I'm glad this post could make a little sunshine in your day! There were many dogs dressed up, this is a dog friendly town with water bowls down the main street for the pups :~)

 

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Ha ! What great shots !!! Well captured partner :o)

 

 

PS: I see you brought back that great profile pic !! Love that one :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) about 9 years ago

Hey Sheldon!!! So glad you could visit....it was such a fun night in this little town!

Yep, I brought back the little one, thanks :~)

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

LOVE the sock monkey!  haha!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 9 years ago

It was the perfect ending to a crazy night Renee!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Cynthia  Are you OK or just busy -we haven't heard from you in quite awhile?

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 9 years ago

Hi there Karen I have been busy but I'll be back here on AR soon! Thanks so much for checking in, much appreciated :~)

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) almost 9 years ago

VERY late to this block party, but love Thing 1, and the Sock Monkey, two very clever and cute ideas...oh, and the trash can, and the skeleton pirate, and...

Posted by c m almost 9 years ago

Oh my good buddy Cheryl you can be as fashionably late as you like! I'm not getting any notices so I'm late in responding to you. Yes it hard to chose what photos to use, it was a great time had by all. it still makes me smile when I go back and look at those pics.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) almost 9 years ago

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