Halloween Humor and Skellie Fun on the Dock

I have an Old Pal who is dying to meet you. . .

Meet Rod Skellington, tricked out in his favorite Get Reel Get Fish hat. . .

He’s enjoying some lake fishing on the dock this month for Halloween.


Wonder what’s biting. . .let’s take a closer look. . .


Could it be bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill or maybe yellow perch?. . .

Looks like he reeled in a bonefish!

Hmmm. . .wonder if Rod’s fishing license has expired?

Fishing is thirsty work. . .

The only problem is, when Rod drinks, it seems to run right through him. . . ;)

 I like to keep the ‘Happy’ in Halloween and my tastes run more towards rib-tickling rather than spine-tingling! I’ve been seeing all these humorous skeletons in outdoor settings on Pinterest.

I finally took the plunge and ordered a skeleton from Grandin Road when they were on sale with free shipping a couple of weeks ago. The skeleton fish came from Amazon and then I landed another one while grocery shopping last week.

We have a lot of fishing that takes place in our cove and around our dock. We got a kick out of watching the boats pull up to take a closer look at Rod last weekend.

 While I know Halloween isn’t everyone’s ‘cup of tea’, I make no bones about loving some scary fun!

Thanks for indulging my skellie humor, bad puns and meeting Rod. ;)


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  70 comments for “Halloween Humor and Skellie Fun on the Dock

  1. Rita C.
    October 17, 2018 at 8:07 am

    This is HILARIOUS! And the script is just as funny. I bet the boaters love seeing Rod out there. I know I would.

  2. S Williams
    October 17, 2018 at 8:09 am

    That’s a devoted fisherman! Great fun! 💀Clara

  3. Alice
    October 17, 2018 at 8:11 am

    So fun!

  4. Carol
    October 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Love him!!

  5. SUSAN
    October 17, 2018 at 8:25 am

    That’s not scary, just too cute 💀. I know you had fun setting that up.

  6. October 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

    EEEK! I have to show this to my fishing and Halloween loving husband! He will have one by the dock by this afternoon! Thanks for the fun idea Mary!

  7. October 17, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Mary, You have the best ideas and the most holiday fun! I want to be your neighbor!

  8. Mary Michelle
    October 17, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Shellie fun on the dock is so clever!!! I hate seeing skeletons hanging from trees in our neighborhood, but yours has a theme and is totally perfect for its setting. 🤗

  9. Sandra
    October 17, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Hahaha! Halloween is not my cup of tea but this is hilarious! Maybe I should dress a skeleton up for a tea party! I have a few witches that might join him. Thanks for a smile on Hump Day.

    • Vanessa
      October 17, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Sandra – what a fun idea. I think I might have to borrow this.

  10. Linda L
    October 17, 2018 at 8:47 am

    So funny. Gave me a good laugh this morning. So cute, no wonder the fisherman are taking a second look. 💀

  11. LeAnn
    October 17, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I just love this! So much fun! My birthday is on Halloween so I enjoy some scary humor! Your posts are always my favorite of the day.

  12. Sue
    October 17, 2018 at 9:11 am

    You really took the “bite” out of a gruesome post with some “rib-tickling” puns, great job!!

  13. October 17, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Girl you had some lake fun!

  14. Debbie Holman
    October 17, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I laughed and laughed and sent this to my friends. Very talented lady!

  15. Melissa
    October 17, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Oh that is so funny …love it Mary..you are so gifted in decorating..💀

  16. Linda Rubin
    October 17, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I love, love Rod and his fishy. What a riot. Happy Halloween to you and Rod.

  17. Dana Rodriguez
    October 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

    How clever! So cute and a fun way to celebrate Halloween. That would be me waiting for a fish to bite! LOL Always e joy your posts! Thanks for the smiles today.

  18. Cyndi Raines
    October 17, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I am not a Halloween fan, but that is down right cute! I loved that you had his foot proped up on his tackle box, lol. His hat is totally stylin’! He has a big grin, because he is having a good fishing day, ha! If I were a boater, I would have to come close too! Good for a chuckle! You’re a great story teller Mary, hehe. 🍊🍂😄

  19. Brenda
    October 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Love it! Priceless! Thanks for sharing!

  20. October 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I’ve always enjoyed your post….but you have “out done yourself”….thanks for the smiles.

  21. capelover
    October 17, 2018 at 10:09 am

    You are so clever! What a treat for all the boaters!

  22. Donna C
    October 17, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Very cute!

  23. Nancy V.
    October 17, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Too funny – I love it! Your puns reminded me of my favorite Halloween joke…
    Q. What did the skeleton say to the bartender?
    A. Give me a beer. And a mop.

  24. Shelley Brown
    October 17, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Great job, Dave!

  25. Lauri
    October 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

    This is awesome! I love every single detail — so clever and very funny :)

  26. Linda
    October 17, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Absolutely clever! I love your wit. I love and think Halloween is fun.

  27. Vanessa
    October 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

    You are so clever! This is hysterical!!! I especially love the skeleton fish. I might have to try to find a few of these for my friends that love to fish. What a great prop!

  28. Claire
    October 17, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I started laughing the minute I read you had a “friend” who was dying to meet folks. I just love this for several reasons. One, this is an adorable way to decorate your deck and two,, it reminds me of my Dad who was prone to things like this. Thanks so much for all your posts. They’re great, but the Halloween ones are just tooooo much…lol.

  29. Susie
    October 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

    This is so clever and such fun!! LOVE the hat!! Thanks for sharing all this joy and inspiration.

  30. October 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    😂😂😂 Thanks for the chuckle!

  31. October 17, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Spooktacular! No water near me, but Sandra’s idea of a tea party skeleton would be cute on my porch. You have a wonder imagination!

  32. Jan Fusco
    October 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    That is so great! I love Halloween. My house is decorated and ready for over 400 trick or treaters.

  33. Msquare
    October 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    One of your best ideas ever. Love this. Great inspiration for those of us who live on the water!

  34. Theresa Keller
    October 17, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    one of your cutest posts yet! love this idea, shared it with a friend in Virginia that also lives on the water! thanks for making my day!

  35. October 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Fantastic! I love the fish skeletons too! 😁

  36. Darlene
    October 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Love the humor, the narrative, and as always your creative eye!
    Sharing with my sister for her lake cabin.
    Thanks, for sharing.

  37. Joy B
    October 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Rod is hilarious, and the fish skeletons are the perfect finishing touch! I love it. I bet people are doing double-takes when they see him. :-)

  38. Susan Ronnfeldt
    October 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    That is hilarious! Rod! Love your puns!! Great place to decorate. You have the best ideas!!

  39. October 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Oh Mary, I loved meeting Rod. I’m just wondering how he’s going to cook his bonefish. Do you have any recipes for bonefish? Ha ha ha thanks for the good laugh on this dreary, cold day in NM.

  40. Terry Wallace
    October 17, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my gosh…..this Rocks!!!!!!! I love the fish on the line lol…I have seen a dog but not the fish. Thanks for always making me smile and a mini getaway during my day.

  41. October 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Ha-ha, saw one in the passenger seat waiting… ~patiently~… at Dollar Tree last week Mary! They are fun and everyone gets a kick out of them:@)

  42. October 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks so much for bringing some funny to Halloween! I loved this! Never knew there were skeleton fish! Your puns and humor are rib tickling!

  43. Teresa
    October 17, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve heard that some people love fishing so much that they would rather fish than eat. This guy must really love fishing. He’s practically a skeleton! ( I know… GROAN ! )
    Always love your posts. Brightest Blessings!

  44. October 17, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    So much fun, Mary! I would have loved to watch the boaters checking out Rod!

  45. Debbie
    October 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Oh, my gosh, this is so fun.

  46. October 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Way too much fun here Mary!!!….Love that Rod and the “bonefish” is too cute!…..Was laughing all throughout this post! You make us smile every day!!!

  47. Sue
    October 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Too cute – thanks for giving me a laugh! Your creativity is endless!!

  48. Sandra Magle
    October 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Oh, Mary—this would have cracked my Dad up something major. So much FUN!

  49. October 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    😃😂😅😃 I can tell you had a lot of fun with this one!! Thanks for the laughs!

  50. Scooter
    October 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Omgosh. This was fun to read and get to know Rod…….LOVE THE NAME, I live where Rod Serling was from🤓

  51. Debbie
    October 18, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I got a huge kick out of this post. Loved the setting and all its perfections. Day after day, you continue to inspire with your creativity, designs, and messages. I would love to attend a class learning how to create like YOU!

  52. October 18, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Haha, no bones about it……….that was funny!

  53. October 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. I showed this to my grand kids who are adults now & love Halloween…they loved, loved this!! Sooooo clever…what a scene!! 👻🎃☠️💀🎃

  54. Virginia
    October 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    This is just way too funny, not just Rod and his fish but your dialogue is a scream. Still laughing.
    Looking forward to your next 🎃 👻 post.

  55. October 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    🤣 too much fun Mary, I love the bone fish! I have a friend who’s husband used to tell her to just pour her beer in the toilet because it went through her so fast, just like Rod! I bet word spread fast among boaters to take a look at your dock! Last year I got a lot of lookers when my skellie was perched on the bench by the front door! I need to be sure he attends our next game day party, he probably wouldn’t eat too much!! Love the fishing cap on your Rod!!

  56. melissa bennett
    October 19, 2018 at 12:33 am

    That’s so cool! I love it!

  57. Linda Redwine Bell
    October 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I dont do Halloween, but this is very creative! Definitely a winner😃

  58. Kari
    October 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    So clever Mary…I love looking at Pinterest for great ideas. Everything is perfect in your happy halloween setting. You never cease to amaze.

  59. October 21, 2018 at 12:35 am

    I really got a good laugh out of this. So comical.

  60. Leslie
    October 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

    This was great! Love how he looks just chilling on the dock.

  61. Linda S.
    October 22, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    This scene you created is very clever. Who would think to create, manufacture, and then sell fish skeletons??? As cute as this was, I also wanted to say I missed seeing and hearing what the two little cutie pies have been up to this week.

  62. Gloria P Hartley
    October 22, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Love your fisherman. My husband put our skeleton in the back seat of our car and I completely forgot about him. We were stopped at a traffic light when i noticed the guys in the ambulance beside us laughing and pointing. I finally remembered the skeleton in the back seat. I rolled my window down and the guy was laughing so hard he could barely speak. I told him I had completely forgotten about Mr. Bones. The guy said he just glanced over and that was certainly not what he was expecting to see. We, like you, go for the rib-tickling instead of the spine-tingling. Hope you have a fa-boo-lous Halloween.

  63. Cathy from Tennessee River!
    October 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for the laughter! I truy love it!

  64. October 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I love this! Such a great idea and the name is hilarious!!

  65. October 31, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Super cute!!! Love your deadpan humor… ;) Happily tweeted and pinned!
    Barb :)

  66. Linda L Hovgaard
    November 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I laughed and laughed when I saw this! Another clever fun setting Mary! I was having breakfast at a restaurant in Astoria, Oregon and Rod Skellington’s cousin was sitting at the bar. Love the bone fish…..thanks for tickling my bones!

  67. Gayla Pappenfoht
    November 7, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    ooooh. So much fun!

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