Morley Town Hall apparently had a very successful Lantern Festival on Thursday night- the organisers had to go and get more milk. (An interesting measure of success, how much coffee they served the Parents). This year, the lanterns were arranged round Terry & Judy, the two statues, followed by a disco in the main hall. (It was for children up to 11 but David decided that he was a bit too old for it).
He was still keen to go trick or treating though and we went round the local streets collecting. I instigated some ground rules- only knock at doors of houses participating (i.e. with a lantrn or decoration) or where we knew the people. A couple of houses had trick-or-treat pots on their front doorsteps and David was careful to only take one item there, although he was frequently offered a second dip at some houses (he is very polite).
One house had a do not call sign which had an ironic twist- Neighbourhood Witch.
In case you are wondering why this post is headed Rummy- we saw a door that said “Knock if you dare – R E D R U M” written in fake blood on the glass. David asked what Red Rum was and I said it was a famous race horse that was stolen and never found. I then remembered that I was mixing up Red Rum with Shergar.
When we told Karen, she twigged in an instant- it was mirror writing for “MURDER” as seen in The Shining.
(It turns out that Shergar had a rather grisly end, according to the Daily Telegraph, not for the squeamish)