Friday, October 31, 2008
Margie: Edna, I'm very excited about Halloween this year. I think it's wonderful that we decided to have a haunted house for all the children in Jericho.
I do have one small concern, sister, and I'll say this as nicely as I can. You said you'd like to greet the children at the door. If you do that, Edna, they'll run away screaming and will never see the haunted house.
Edna: Margie, if I had a nickel for every time you insulted me, I'd be richer than Bill Gates. You know good and well that the reason I want to greet the children is because I want to see their little costumes. They always look so cute, trying to be scary.
I hope we have a better turn-out this year than we did last Halloween. We spent all that time decorating the house and barely any children came.
Margie: See how you are, Edna? I tell the truth and you call it an insult. I love to see the little costumes too.
There's your answer, Edna. Barely any children came last year because you were waiting by the door. Besides, you ate most of the candy.
Edna: Oh no you don't, you fibber, I'm not the one who went to bed early last Halloween with a stomachache! I don't think we had as many decorations last year, maybe that was the problem. Everything looks nice and spooky this year, and I like how you put those fake spiderwebs out in the bushes.
Margie: I like how you helped Cousin T with his werewolf costume. He's going to do a good job this year.
Edna, here's a scary thought. Do you think Aunt Biddy and Itty Biddy will wear costumes this year?
Edna: Lord help us, those two look so ridiculous on a normal day, I'm not sure you'd be able to tell the difference between a costume and how they usually look.
I ran into Deputy Jimmy yesterday, and he said he's going to bring his two little ones by the house tonight. I told him to spread the word, we've got lots of candy and fun thrills in store for all the Jericho kids.
Margie: Deputy Jimmy? Bye, Edna. I'm going to the mall and exchange my costume.
Edna: Margie, if you can't show a lawman your costume, it's probably not good to show the young'uns either. Good thing I decided on the flapper dress, it's family-friendly.
Now go put something decent on and hurry back, I hear some children coming up the walk.