Kicker – One scary year


NICK EICHER, HOST: A man in Nashville Tennessee needed some inspiration for Halloween decor and he found it this year.

James Worsham is a sculptor and interior designer. He usually doesn’t decorate his home in October, but this year was different.  

He spoke with TV station WSMV:

WORSHAM: All my projects were canceled. All of my commissions. Look, it’s an awful year. It’s been hard on everyone. Nobody’s enjoying this. So what can I do to make people smile?

Good question, especially coming from someone who could use someone to make him smile. On top of everything for him this year, he also lost his studio to a tornado.

WORSHAM: All of the stuff that I’d been working for for months was just trashed. It’s just heartbreaking.

But James Worsham is resourceful, so he took some spare plywood and carved out four giant numbers: two-zero-two-zero.

WORSHAM: 2020? It was the scariest thing I could think of. (laughs) Literally, the scariest thing.

Yet, he remains upbeat.

WORSHAM: (laughing) 2021 has got to be better. It can’t go down. It’s only going to go up from here.

Here’s hoping!

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(Photo/James Worsham) James Worsham poses next to his 2020 Halloween lawn decorations. 

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