Fluffy the Cat Wishes everyone an exceptionally creepy Halloween!
Our shop South Coast Antiques in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, has been closed for well over two years now. It seem like it was just yesterday.
The town of Ocean Springs closes the main roads in the center of the old part of town and has all the trick or treater's go around in shopping area. It was a great "safe zone." The shops all give out candy and there are usually some type of a zombie street show. It is always a lot of fun for both the children and the adults
I loved setting up with a bunch of our friends giving out the candy in front of the shop. On a number of occasions, I would dress up in a costume and sit beside the candy that we were giving out to the kids and I would be oh, so very still and not move a muscle until the right kid came up and needed a good Halloween scare! I wouldn't just jump and yell, because usually I would just move the slightest bit and the young treater would scream and run. They thought I was a mannequin, but they thought wrong!
It was always so funny, the little children would look at me and smile and not be frightened usually, it was mainly the older kids and adults that would actually scream and run. Halloween at South Coast Antiques... it's one of the things that I truly miss from the shop -- community interaction.
I hope that you and yours have a really good Halloween this year!
Michael W. Moses
South Coast Antiques
Ocean Springs, MS