Some things don't change. Some things do.
|Frog Pond, Bainsbridge, New York|
Blow up Halloween decorations are everywhere now.
In downtown Bainbridge, New York, the merchants have decorated with pumpkins and scarecrows.
She looks a bit grim, doesn't she?
Speaking of grim, while exercise walking near a small local park, I ran across this. The park itself is small - there was a house there at one time. On May 3, 2006, there was a tragic fire that killed a mother and three of her children. The father and another child escaped. The cause of the fire, as far as I know, has never been determined. The fire destroyed the house, and damaged several surrounding houses and a church.
Now, 11 years later, you would never know.
The park itself is small - just a couple of benches and the small monument to what happened one terrible May night in Binghamton, New York.
I wonder who lay the bouquet of orange wrapped flowers (Halloween flowers) by the monument, in tribute of this tragedy? That is the mystery I leave for you today.
Tonight, trick or treaters will walk past the park. They will pass fake scary lawn decorations, but also a reminder that horror does exist in even the quietest of neighborhoods.
Happy Halloween, but also a reminder that life's scares and grit are sometimes real.
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