Halloween 2002

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Below pixs taken on Halloween October 31, 2002 being on a Thursday.  My bride is the driving force for the majority of the outside yard decor and inside for the holidays, whereas I do the brawn stuff and she does the artistic and intellectual stuff.  The pixs taken were archived from a back-up CD and finally got around to web publishing them.   Back in 2002, I had a webpage called Porter Family Pictures that our son Bill Jr., had sub folder for the pictures on his website www.mountainbikebill.com.  Sometime around 2007 or so with the help of Bill, we got my own website www.portercalls.com up and running when I started making custom turkey box calls.

We continued the outside decorations and parties until 2006 when my bride aka Joyce had a massive brainstem stroke and she has made an excellent recovery considering that type of stroke normally leaves a person dead and/or in a vegetative state.  With our Lords help, she has come a long way.  I still put up our Christmas yard decor and since 2006 have cut back about 1/3 or more on the amount of decorations, lights, blow-up figures, etc. but we still have it looking very nice and festive!   

Whew, that was a long introduction and I sometimes get a little side tracked but that is just my MOO, manner of operation and must be a DNA flaw because it happens to regularly.....grin if you must!


Laura Huneycutt with a good grin going and my bride aka Joyce in the back ground to her left.  My bride usually made a large pot of her beautimous tasting Chili n Beans and there were plenty of hot dogs available for an old fashioned wiener roast. 

The Jerry Cassidy girls, Pop and Rachel Myers getting those dogs ready.

Clara Lowry, my bride and Travis Lee and Marshalene, one of Clara's care givers on the left but will have my bride review the pix.

Jason Hildreth, our next door neighbor's Grandson.

Wink Myers and my Mom Ann Porter.  Looks like Mom is enjoying some of that Chili n Beans too.

Rachel Myers, Ann Porter my Mom and my bride aka Joyce Porter


The lower driveway was an ideal spot to put an old fashioned type fire pit, but used a large green sweet gum tree that I cut down as a border to contain the fire.  That sweet gum tree border lasted a couple or more seasons for different wiener roasts.  Looks like there is a good supply of wood in the background too!

Laura Huneycutt and Mom getting those wieners roasted.  We used regular coat hangers but the next few years, we used some "store bought" wiener hooks made special for roasting wieners, etc. and they had a few prongs on the end for multiple wieners.  Those store bought ones did not flex and bend like the coat hanger wire ones.

One of the things we learned while camping on Blewett Falls Lake, Pee Dee River, that burning cedar wood gives off some wonderful looking sparks and embers.

Megan Cassidy enjoying the warmth from the fire...Those burning embers headed toward the sky leaving a miniature comet trail.

Trevor Lane Huneycutt.  Small kids and children are drawn to a fire like a nail to a magnet and you have to be on your toes to keep them safe.

Bill Porter and


Travis Lee Huneycutt and Pat, one of Laura Huneycutt's friends.


The next few years that we hosted the Halloween party, the yard decor and decorations really got creative and expanded in size.  View the Halloween 2004 and Halloween 2005 short stories for comparison.  Later, we had an old fashion apple dunking contest and a pumpkin carving contest and plenty of scary Halloween music. 

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Those pixs were taken nearly fourteen (14) years ago.  Since those pixs were taken, the following have passed away; Ann Porter, Bill Porter, Clara Lowery, Lupe Kelly and her friend.  Time waits for for no one and I am thankful for each and every day that our Lord Jesus Christ allows.  Below, a few Bible verses from The King James Version Bible relating to time:

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-11-16.


If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please take this moment to accept him by Faith into your Life, whereby Salvation will be attained.   

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Open this link of Bible Verses About Salvation, King James Version Bible (KJV).

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”


1 To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

In closing, Two of the Greatest Ships that ever Sailed, Friendship and Fellowship.

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