Thursday, August 11, 2016

30th Anniversary

So it occurred to me today that this year's display will be the 30th anniversary of me doing a Yard Haunt in one form or another.  THIRTY YEARS of offering tributes to the Halloween gods.  Sacrifices for the High Holiday. 

A comparison shot below...  1986 and 2015.

I still remember setting up that ghost.  My brother and I stuck a flashing strobe light in its head.  And I have absolutely no idea what made us do it.  We just silently went to work.  My dad had foam sheets in the garage, so my brother just figured he'd make tombstones out of them.  No how-to's (no internet), no books from the library.  Weird.  Just kinda happened. 






22 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Happy 30 anniversary.

I can't remember when I first started to follow your blog, and I'm in awe on your progress through the years.

Crazy.....:

Rot said...

You forgot our anniversary, didn't you, Jay?

Jay's Shadow said...

Oops......... :D

Rot said...

Typical man.

Jay's Shadow said...

I'll send dead roses........... :D

Rot said...

haha

Willow Cove said...

Wow. Happy Anniversary! And thanks, Rot's brother for helping spark this crazy obsession in your bro. A toast to Rot and P.B.

girl6 said...

Man...i love the perspective of that ghost (big body little head) he's SO ghoulish. OLD School perfection...ALL those years ago!!!

Happy 30th Boys!!!..&..here's to another Magical 30 MORE!!!.<3

Adam said...

Happy Anniversary! Id kill to have pictures of the first time I put stuff in my parents yard for Halloween. As for following your blog, I think it was since 2010. Jay, how can you not remember such a thing? hahaha

girl6 said...

P.S...Dear Rot's Bro...YOU ARE my favourite cat eater!!! HAHAHHAHAHA...
but, YOU ARE!!!.. : )

Rot said...

haha totally documenting the cat-eating : )

Sara said...

Fantastic stuff. Your first pictures look a lot like your Pumpkin Kid comic tombstones.:) or visa-versa I should say.

Readin' the blog since 2008! Woohoo! Insert celebratory emoji here.

Rot said...

ha
awesome

Autumnleaf said...

Happy 30th Rot! Aren't we the lucky ones. 30 more perhaps?

The Gill-Man said...

WOW! That's just incredible...30 years! I always dreamed of doing something like that as a kid, but my parents were killjoys. Happy Anniversary!

Damian Michael AKA HalloweeNut said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to 30 more! \m/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE

Jeff said...

30 amazing years no doubt. Been watching since Corn Witch and each year gets better. Can't wait to see what "30" brings.

Johnny said...

Wow. Just realized I've been following your stuff for at least 12 years. But I seem to remember finding the main site first. Still the only site I have to check at least once a week. Happy 30!

K.O. said...

What an awesome post. It's amazing to see that even 30 years ago you had all that talent, and now just look how much it's grown! Happy anniversary!!

wicKED said...

Quite the contracting comparison.your year 1 looks better than my year 20!

Mark Faucett said...

You should do a vid showing the progression of "Pumpkin Rot" ! Thirty years is a long time to be doing this!

Pam Morris said...

congrats-you are an inspiration to us all. can't wait to see what you create this year!