Looking forward to a holiday is almost always as much fun as actually celebrating on the big day. That is very true of Halloween. While I do like trick-or-treating a good bit, I really love all of the planning that goes into what sorts of treats to hand out and what to wear while handing out treats.

Looking forward to a holiday is almost always as much fun as actually celebrating on the big day. That is very true of Halloween. While I do like trick-or-treating a good bit, I really love all of the planning that goes into what sorts of treats to hand out and what to wear while handing out treats.


I also love the decorating and the hype that comes with the holiday. This year, we have gone kinda low key on the decorations. Some of the items I have seen at local stores seem to be taking the scary part of Halloween a little to the extreme, in my opinion. I like the spooky and the kooky aspect of Halloween, and if there is a funny slant, I am all for that as well. One of the best parts about any holiday is the interaction with youngsters. At a store the other day, I watched while a group of children tried to decide which character to be for Halloween. Is there anything more fun that? Not much that I can recall from childhood.


Recently, while looking around the web, I found some Halloween-themed jokes that I thought I might pass along. They are not the kind of jokes one would imagine hearing at a professional comedy club, but they are just funny enough that most children around the age of my 5-year-old niece would find them funny. Happy reading, and I hope at least one of them makes you laugh.


What would a monster’s psychiatrist be called? A Shrinkenstein.


Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road? It had no guts.


How do monsters tell their futures? They read their horrorscopes.


What do you call a fat pumpkin? A plumpkin.


What do birds sing on Halloween? Trick or Tweet.


What is a vampire’s favorite fruit? A necktarine.


What do you get when you cross a cocker spaniel, a poodle and a ghost? A cocker poodle boo.


Where do ghosts buy their groceries? At a ghostery store


What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.


What does a skeleton order at a restaurant? Spare ribs.


What do ghosts serve for dessert? Ice scream.


Why do witches fly on brooms? Because vacuum cleaner cords aren’t long enough.


Happy birthday to Teresa Young, Dr. Winston Marshall, Ashley Reavis, Casanova Biddle, Maria Edmonson, Ze’Jorian Walker, Maria Edmonson, Carol Bell, Zachary Logston, Richard D. Patterson Sr. and Tammy Davis, all of Sherman; Josh Potts of McKinney; Ashton Simone Galloway, Jimmie Leon Criss and Scotty Haskins, all of Denison; Betty Vick of Savoy; William Spencer of Gainesville; Leslie Thomas of Whitewright; Bess Gressett of Gunter; and Preston Reddell.