the Davenport Halloween Parties
In 1998, Darrell and
Eunice decided to give a family Halloween party at the old Barto
house which they then owned. Back in the late-1940s,
early-1950s, this farm was home to Roy and Bessie and all of us
had been there when we were kids.
Folks came from near and far
as this was one of the first family reunions or get-togethers we'd
had in quite some time. Charlie's three children came from Tulsa,
Dallas, and New Mexico -- this was first time we'd seen all of them
since they were little kids.
Floyd and Ethel came from
Colorado, Kenneth and Thelma from Ardmore, and quite a few others
came as well. It was a large and fun gathering.
The place itself was
astounding as their daughter, Phyllis, decorated all around the
farm, including the neatest complete graveyard with hilarious
markers. She also carved gobs of Jack-0-Lanterns that were placed
inside and out.
In 2002, Darrell and Eunice again had a Halloween Party and this time
held it at their home. Darrell decided he wanted to have a
each year, so, since then, on the Saturday before Halloween, we gather
for our traditional wiener roast!