What is it about Halloween that brings kids, ranging from age 4 to 14 – out to get soaking wet in pouring rain? A one ounce candy bar? I don’t think so.
To come out on a night like this, with parental permission, probably parental delivery, something else is compelling human souls to be out and about. Do we need a costumed excuse to celebrate the onset of dark dreary months of winter? Well something is afoot.
With water in their eyes, makeup running down their faces, kids faced a near-drowning experience in Bellingham at the witching hour. And as if that wasn’t dramatic enough for a spooky night, Watcom county was treated with a display of lightning and thunder to validate the occasion. Forget the cell phones, folks, the relay tower was unceremoniously wiped out by a glorious flash of lightning. What else would a self respecting lightning bolt do but caress a lonely tower isolated from all the fun? Imagine the lop sided grin of satisfaction from the tower. Sorry folks, I have no energy left for your pleasure.
Forget calling your juniors tonight, maybe for tomorrow as well, depending on how passionately the lightning bolt ravaged the tower.
Hear this: I tried to call you, Mom, but my cell phone couldn’t find a signal.
What an excuse for not meeting curfew on a school night!