Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Well, the word was out, the neighborhood had it’s owe ”acting“ WITCH! Mrs. Tenner would dress the part each Halloween. Her long black dress was covered with a double two length black cape that had a small two inch collar tapering down and out like a lapel. The black pointed hat stood tall and erect except for the top third that took a dog leg turn south and up again. The wide rim slanted down on the left front and up on the right back. Everyone knows about a witch’s nose. Long and thin tipped, her nose had the classical wart with a gray wiry thin hair coming out of it. She says her nose only turns this way for Halloween and will be gone and all back to normal in a few days. Indeed, in a day or two, it was always gone. Let’s not forget her broom, it never left her side.
The neighborhood kids, parents and even dogs got uses to see the WITCH at dusk just as the trick or treater would begin their Halloween night’s foraging for their treats. The spot on cackle could be heard down the street as everyone would turn to see if the Wicked Witch of the West of The Wizard of Oz fame would be there. But no, it was our owe Mrs. Tenner who said she was the runner up to the stand-in for the Wicked Witch of the West when the Wizard of Oz movie was being filmed (just for her cackle alone). We believed her because she knew all the lines and sounded like the witch, “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too.” But we weren't scared. We knew it was Mrs. Tenner and she was a GOOD WITCH!!