Printable Poem by Doug ParkinPrintable Halloween Poem
by Doug Parkin
The following tale is taken from my personal journal.
June 25, 1993: I am not sure how to explain exactly the events that have just taken place in my life.
I consider myself a very religious man and as I contemplate life after death and what it all means, I have discovered that throughout my life I have experienced many things that have shown me that along with the many wonderful blessings I have enjoyed, that there is also a terrible evil side as well, which tries to cause confusion and ultimately destroy us. This experience is one of those.
By Doug Parkin
It was a bleak Saturday afternoon when Mike and I first entered the ghost town of Winter Quarters. There had been a terrible freak storm the night before (another story all together!) bringing with it a couple inches of snow which didn’t stay long. It was, after all the second day of summer, but at an altitude of 10,000 feet a summer snow storm was not that uncommon of a thing. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a wonderful party. That is what I love best about Halloween.
I have nine grandchildren and I am proud to say that the family Halloween party is the one that all the kids love the best. Not only is it totally a fun evening for them, but they spend the entire year helping Grandma and Grandpa plan the party for the following Halloween. When you babysit as much as we do, and have the kids in our home almost constantly, planning next Halloween becomes a great activity. It keeps them from otherwise becoming bored with the old people’s company, and a great way to sway their attention away from the television and computer.
I’ve been trying to get a little more fancy with the treats for the kids, I like this and it is about as easy as it comes.
With as fast as it all gets devoured, I don’t want to start crying when it gets all cut up, so we make it fast and have fun with it.
This is a double batch of brownie mix, only because we like it thick and to cover the amount of people at the party. We don’t frost the brownies, but you can. Our family just happens to love the taste of brownies and the frosting is usually a little bit too much.
We just made a surrounding fence out some scrap wood that was cut up and gued together. Use anything however, chipboard or construction paper works great. It is just a border design to help cover up the sides of the dish.
The headstones are Milano cookies. For the crosses, we cut out the design with one of those steak knives that have the micro saw blade edge. The same with the coffin rising out of the ground.
Using cake decorating tips, we added frosting highlights and wrote on the tombstones. We made a small mound of frosting in front of the tombstones and sprinkled crushed graham crackers over it and around the cemetery.
There you have it. Graveyard Brownies. Enjoy!