Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Ali and I went to a Halloween party on Saturday.

Aside from the fact that we were the only married couple amongst 150 mingling singles, we had ourselves a swell time. We ate our share of the Almond Snickers we brought, drank some delicious A&W Root Beer, and sat around people-watching until the main event began.

Kramer, Ali's sister's friend, prepared an hour long power-point presentation on Satanism, and its practice, in Utah. He read from pioneer journals, showed us actual photos that he had taken, and transitioned seemlessly from story to story. We learned much about the events leading to the changing of U.S. 666 to U.S. 491, a graverobbing pioneer, and Alden Barrett, a Pleasant Grove teen who committed suicide in 1971 and was alleged to be a full-out occultist. I don't know how accurate Kramer's facts and depictions of the said the events were, but, I was certainly impressed at the amount of research and study he put into it.

The only downside of the evening was having to drive an hour back to Provo in the drizzling rain and laboriously remove an inch of makeup from our faces.

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