Halloween in Ashland, Oregon
I know it’s the wrong time of year to be blogging about Halloween. But I’m stuck in a classroom with nothing to do at the moment as my students are all taking their final examinations for Intermediate Accounting, Part III. Don’t you wish you could join them?
Anyway, my picture selection is rather limited here at work so I’m dipping back into a few pictures from Halloween 2003.
The reason I have these old Halloween pictures at work is because I brought them in to show my class. I was expecting them to say things like, “Oh, isn’t that a great costume” or “Boy, that does look like Treebeard.” Instead, the first comment was, “Why is that kid drinking coffee?”
My son is actually drinking hot chocolate, purchased at Evo’s Coffee Lounge just behind him, as it was a very cold Halloween. We had just finished reading Lord of the Rings so he dressed up as Treebeard.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter. There was a band playing so she was actually dancing–hence the hip off to one side.
Halloween in Ashland is a big deal (as is New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July). There is a huge parade featuring most of the kids and adults in town all in costume. People come from all over the Rogue Valley and Northern California. After the parade parties go on both downtown in the streets and around town pretty much all night long. I once made the mistake of holding my 8 a.m. class the following morning…
Not to be outdone by my kids, I walked the parade in costume too, looking for current and former students to scare whenever I got the chance.