Am I the Only One … who has a Halloween skeleton as a member of the family?

By:  Donna Hale Chandler

Bennie 2018Bennie the skeleton came to live in our home the day after Halloween, 2017. When my sweetheart spotted him among the sale items at a local store, he couldn’t resist that cute face —- actually it may have been the 50% off that attracted his attention. Whatever it was the skeleton came home with us where we discovered almost immediately that storing a full sized skeleton takes more than a little space. He couldn’t be folded. He’d have to sit or hang. Hang him in a closet and wet my pants every time I opened the door? No thanks.

Until we could solve this dilemma we sat him on a bar stool at the end of our kitchen counter. The more I looked at him the more I felt he needed a ‘drink’ in front of him – so a beer mug was added to this ‘conversation piece’. Yes, as soon as anyone walked into our home, conversation started, “Yikes, what is that?”

Christmas came and we decided to dress the skeleton for the holiday. Then it began. The Skeleton received a name, Bennie. We started shopping in the children’s section for cute outfits to go with each holiday. Bennie moved from the bar stool to a chair at our dining room table. We talk about him as if he’s a real person and he has quite a following on my Facebook page.

He is the BEST relative ever. He never talks back. He’s never unhappy or bored. He doesn’t complain about his outfit being out of style. And if he ever overstays his welcome, we’ll hang him in the closet.


Gram use’ta say

Old Lady 7“The heaviest thing you ever carry around with you
is a grudge.”



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