I was sitting here reminiscing about Halloween night, 40 long years ago in 1969. Believe it or not, we had just moved into a new home, a few days prior to close of escrow. Our real estate agent came unexpectedly to our home, just as my little boy (then aged 4) was dressed and ready to go out trick or treating. While we were a bit distracted with the agent, and were signing some last minute papers, the doorbell continued to ring as children in the neighborhood came to perform their ritualistic trick or treating.
When it was all over and the agent left, I looked for my son, who was nowhere in the house to be found. I panicked as I realized he must have slipped out the door with other trick or treaters, while the business of buying our home was going on.
We managed to find him several blocks away, standing on a street corner, a little upset - a whole lot lost, but had a bag full of candy.
It is important to watch your children Halloween night. It's a different world than it was 40 years ago. . . Just be cautious!