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Halloween Is Heavenly in the South

Gulf Coast Halloween decoration / Photo by author

Alabama is a paradox. It’s America’s most religious state — with a chart-topping 51 percent of residents saying they attend church weekly — but it’s also among the most fun-loving. It’s as though everyone believes the Rapture will occur tomorrow, and they have to live it up while they can.

Mardi Gras exemplifies the love of fun. Here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, public schools close on Fat Monday and Fat…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.