I have not posted anything in a long time.  I got real busy.   Things went haywire just before Halloween.   Halloween is a big deal at our house.  This year we threw our ninth annual front-yard block party with the usual fire and spirits.  Here are two images from that long ago event.  The noisemaker picture was originally intended for the party invitation, but not used.  The other image is a snapshot from the party that makes me smile.

My youngest (13 year-old) son costumed as a baboon – his Jack in the background.

Vintage, tin, lithographed noisemakers.