Friday, October 24, 2008

Ghost Stories in Steuben County


This is the week end that we wait for all year...the week end before Halloween. Everyone is ready...the houses are all decked out with pumpkins, orange lights, dangling ghosts and skeletons. My house is no exception as orange lights adorn my trellises and staircases.

The weather is co-operating as well with temperatures in the low 40's and a cold rain. (At least trick or treating is next week and maybe the rain will stop!)

Tonight Fremont Library hosts the annual spook house for young children. We will be set up in the library due to the weather, but ghosts and haints will haunt the stacks as children clothed in their costumes will roam about. I will be telling stories there as well...keep in mind for young children!

Tomorrow night is the annual Storytelling at Pokagon State Park. My friend, Steve Etheridge, and I will be sharing our ghostly tales in front of the fire place in the pavilion at Pokagon. This event is sponsored by the park and by the Potawatomi Inn! You will want to dress warmly as the cold and rain do tend to seep into the pavilion. Fred Wooley and Aaron (my naturalist son, Aaron) will have the pavilion adorned with carved pumpkins and a roaring fire will be placed on the hearth. Occasionally a bat or black cat will fly or stroll through adding to the atmosphere!

The children's show is at 6:30 and stories for adults ONLY begins at 8:00. Come early to get seats, however!! Please come on up and say hello to Steve and myself. We love visiting with you.

Until then,

Happy Haunting. Lou Ann

Lou Ann Homan is a storyteller, teacher, writer, and dreamer of dreams. She can be found
writing late into the night under the light of her red fringed lamp in Angola, Indiana.