My friends Mary Midkiff and her dad Dan Reed have always loved Halloween. As a matter of fact, the very first time I ever met Mary was at a Halloween event at U.S. Bank Home Mortgage here in Owensboro, where she used to work. U.S. Bank, historically, celebrates Halloween in a pretty amazing way and I was asked to judge an employee costume costume. Mary freaking rocked it out.  I'm pretty sure she won the contest I judged.  Her love of Halloween is clearly something she inherited from her father.

Dan, who is a well-known and trusted local general contractor, lives at 2110 Wink Court here in Owensboro and his front yard has been taken over by what he calls the "Skeleton Crew."  Throughout the month of October, it's hard to predict exactly what that crew will get into. If you drive by now, you'll see that they've taken up ziplining.

Here's a great panoramic shot at the front yard!

Dan Reed
Dan Reed
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Now, let's take a closer look and really get to the "bare bones" here.  LOL!  That way we can see exactly what's going on.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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As you can see, there are skeletons trying to zipline across Dan's yard, but there are a couple of dogs with a bone.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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That poor guy on the bottom!  I'm afraid his left arm has been turned into a Pork Chomp.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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That guy managed to escape the dogs, but there's something standing (or sitting) in his way at the end of the zipline.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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Yep! That's a face plant.

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Mary says, "Most of the time, it's him and me that set it up. Brittney (Mary's sister) and our kids help every once in a while too."

Ziplining's not the only mischief Dan's "Skeleton Crew" is getting into this Halloween season. A couple of weeks ago, they started quite the "deadly" carpool.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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As you can from the pics, little kid skeletons started running over the adult skeletons.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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As for the Skeleton Crew, there's no way to predict exactly what they'll get into as we get closer and closer to Halloween.

Mary Midkiff
Mary Midkiff
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Every couple of days, you'll just have to drive by Dan's house on Wink Court to see what they're up to!

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