Ansonia Man Has Very Cool Halloween Displays
by STAFF | Oct 31, 2012 12:48 pm
It sure doesn’t feel like Halloween given Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Frankenstorm/Hybrid Storm/Superstorm Sandy, but the spirit is still sort of in the air, right?
Here is a Q&A we did earlier this month with Ansonia’s Gerald Ambrose, who sent us a photo of a Halloween display he does every year.
This year it was the Beatles.
Gerald, sorry for the delay in getting this online — but we just drove by and saw the Beatles survived Sandy!.
Gerald lives on Westfield Avenue, in the area of house no. 127.
Check out the display he had up Oct. 11, followed by displays of years past.
The Wizard of Oz!
Valley Indy Sentinel: How old are you?
VIS: How long have you lived in Ansonia? My wife’s name is Kim, son – Gerald Jr. 17, daughter – Ashley 13
VIS: How long have you been building these displays?
Gerald: I have been making scarecrows since 1996 but started building displays the last 6 years.
VIS: Why do you do it?
Gerald:I have always enjoyed building different types of things. Since my wife loves Halloween so much I started making the displays to make Halloween more exciting.
VIS: Is Halloween your favorite holiday?
Gerald: It has always been my wife Kim’s favorite and has become mine.
VIS: What do people say when they come to your house on Halloween?
Gerald: People are amazed and always ask who made the scarecrows. They also say that they are wonderful and that the display is creative. All the trick-or-treaters enjoy taking pictures with the Halloween display. Many people come back every year to see the new display.
VIS: What made you go with the Beatles theme this year? - I was undecided, I listen to 102.9 DRC FM. On Sunday mornings they play The Beatles that is when I got the idea.
Gerald: Does anyone help you build these displays? - I have always made them myself. This year my son and daughter were the models helping me make the Beatles costumes.
VIS: That Ford you had last year — did you build that and if so, how long did it take? -
GeraldMy father-in-law has a 1922 model T. I took measurements and used all scrap wood I had. The tires are scrap from a Harley repair shock. It took about two weeks to complete.
VIS: Favorite Beatles tune?
Gerald: She Loves You.
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