Fear of clowns

Successfully surprised my sister at her annual Halloween party. She and her husband Bill love Halloween like no other holiday. They have a get together with required costumes each year.

I’d been holding back on posting pictures of my clown get-up to add to the element of surprise leading up to the day. My friends Erik and Joe were in Buffalo visiting family and agreed to go as accomplices and elevate the creepy factor.

Got to the party. Knocked on the door. My sister walks backward briskly to be as far away from us as possible, eyes wide, a bit quiet…

I tore off the mask (though I had makeup on underneath) and said, “It’s your brother!” and when that finally settled in, she begrudgingly gave me a hug.

Definitely a Halloween to remember.