It was a dark rainy windy night driving home tonight, with the wind blowing the leaves into the road in all different directions. Driving along our mighty river can be a challenge especially on these types of nights where there are no lights on the road except for a car headlight or two. Even the river itself is eerie and dark, unless a freighter is out there.
As I was driving home it reminded me of a story my dad had told me about a Halloween prank he and his older brother did once. My dad grew up in the time when Halloween was in its infancy, and Devil's night began as a tradition of pranking others...not burning houses down...they had fun just fooling people.
Let me set the scenario for you all. You see my paternal grandparents owned a 350 acre dairy farm and my grandfather's brother (uncle Billy) owned another 350 acres across the dirt road from my grandparents farm where he raised sheep.
Well one Devil's night, my dad and his older brother Ken decided to play a trick on their uncle Billy. Some folks try to tip cows, but my dad and uncle wanted to tip over an outhouse. So they traipsed over to their Uncle Billy's farm and tipped over his outhouse. Well, unfortunately their trickery ended up really getting them in trouble, as their Uncle Billy just happened to be inside the outhouse doing his business at the time they decided to tip it over...and since they were the only kids in the nearby vicinity, uncle Billy knew exactly where to find them boys...once he got cleaned up of course.
Their trickery cost them a weeks worth of cleaning out the sheep barn...so they ended up literally in deep do do, if you know what I mean.
My dad always laughed when he told this story..with the moral of this prank being "Do not go about tipping over outhouses as you might find yourself in deep you know what in the end"!
So tell me ladies, do any of you have any Devil's night pranks that you may have done. I would love to hear about them.
Remember it is only 10 days (nights) away!
Wicked Blessings, Janice