Despite the evening’s chill, the thrills of Halloween 2019 lurked through neighborhoods … with parents and older siblings in tow. Bekah and Gene Hooton split their parental duties. While Gene made the neighborhood rounds with the three Hooton munchkins in three layers of clothes, mother Bekah settled back in her finest witch garb on her front porch with a scary cat on her left, a cauldron of candy on her right, a glass of wine in her hand and “Superstition” playing on her boombox. She had parked her broom by the front door and welcomed all types of types.
Before the clock struck 7, Bekah had provided for all types of goblins, super heroes and two-year-old Ellie, who was decked out in her jammies underneath her costume. When her dad was asked if Ellie would be a debutante one day, he laughed, “No, more like a punk rocker.”