Lubbock woman honors father with annual Halloween display - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock woman honors father with annual Halloween display

Deborah Bond Deborah Bond
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Mist seeps from the fog machine hidden beneath a tombstone.

It lends an eerie feel to an already spooky setting- the front yard of Deborah Bond.

Her home at 6110 39th Street has been fully decked out in a graveyard theme since the middle of September - a sight is sure to draw a crowd.

Bond takes pride in her festive home and says the eve of October 31 has been her favorite holiday since childhood. And it's all thanks to her dad.

18 years ago her, dad lost his battle with lung cancer. Since then, Bond has more than one reason to celebrate Halloween.

He left with one special request. He didn't want to miss a year of celebrating his favorite holiday.

"He said before he passed away, 'If I don't make it to Halloween, bury me as a ghost,'" said Bond. "And we did."

The ghosts in Bond's yard are in memory of her father. They reflect the spooky past that sparked her passion for this holiday.

After speaking with Bond, it's obvious to see that her love for this time of the year is driven by the memory of her dad, and the kids that make her house their first stop on the 31st.

"I don't force you to come to the door, I will come to you to give you your candy and treats. That's one of the best things about Halloween," Bond said.

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