Trunk or Treat in Sandy UT, another source of candy
After all these years I still find the ferocity of the celebration of Halloween more than a bit strange, macarbe even.
All the weird bits coming so close together. Halloween, The Day of the Dead, All Saints, All Souls. Mixtures of religion and superstition, costumes and CANDY.
I believe we spend considerable time warning our children of the dangers of accepting candy from strangers, and yet at this time of the year we set them loose to maraude neighborhoods and monster hapless people for sweet treats. And then the sugar rush...
After an afternoon in the city tangled in witches, goblins, zombies, princesses, ninja and super heroes, (and let's not forget the pumpkins) it was more of a relief to observe our local children in Sandy UT enjoying a "Trunk or Treat" as a concentrated party in a Church carpark, under parental supervision, and safely contained.
All ages enjoying themselves, and scoring candy to excess. My wizard hat, even in the dark, was not much of a disguise, as I was greeted by name all over. The bag on my chair even got unexpected donations of sweets.
With Halloween over, I suspect we will now be inundated with Christmas Carols.