"Let's face it, lining the walkway to one's front door with headless creatures, bones and blood is not the way to make a child feel welcome." Jenelle Watson
As I watch Christmas decorations go up, I'm reminded of a fascinating drama that recently played out in my local newspaper, The News Leader of Staunton, Virginia. In Jenelle Watson's October 22 column, "Holiday gore just not for me," she complained that Halloween displays were too scary for her daughters, aged 3 and 4. For example, she bemoaned the "evil-looking devil creature" at the Wal-Mart entrance.
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