Owens Cross Roads family shares sentimental meaning behind Halloween decorations

Halloween is creeping up, and the decorations this year are frighteningly over the top! One family has sentimental meaning behind their backyard show.

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 11:30 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2021 3:07 PM

Halloween is creeping up, and the decorations this year are frighteningly over the top. 

From skeletons scoring touchdowns to pumpkins singing terrifying tunes, North Alabama homeowners are going all out for Halloween this year.

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"I figure you might as well have fun," said Joel Farbman from Owens Cross Roads, whose Halloween collection is 20 years in the making.

He said lights might be crooked and things might fall down, but it's OK — that's part of what Halloween decorations are supposed to be.

"That's what's fun about this holiday," he said, adding the decor means a lot to the neighborhood kids and his children, too.

His front yard lights up the entire neighborhood, and there's a sentimental meaning behind his backyard show.

"My daughter was born really, really early," Farbman explained.

She was born just in time for Halloween. The family found out she was coming home from the neonatal intensive care unit around then, "which was a big deal for us, because sadly, our son didn't make it," Farbman said. "Which, I know, is a sad thing for Halloween, but the fact that we had a child come home to celebrate Halloween with, and that we knew we were going to have years of costume and decorations."

His family's house is now a shining light of decorations for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. As far as Farbman is concerned, "you're never too old or too young to embrace a holiday."

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