Happy Halloween- Are You a Trickster or Treater???
Second only to Christmas, Halloween was the day that most children, including this old kid, most looked forward to when I was growing up. Now it may be Black Friday or Cyber Monday!
It was not atypical for it to rain on Halloween night when I was growing up in Houston. I remember my cousin, Charles, dropped his bag in a very wet gutter one year. I felt so badly for him I’m pretty sure I shared my candy with him.
Life was simpler back in the 50’s as well. One of our neighbors made wonderful homemade popcorn balls, another gave away real homemade cookies (none of that store bought stuff).
Now, we would inspect our children’s bags and throw all of that stuff away.
Another fun neighbor asked us to either sing a short verse of a song, howl at the moon or scream like a witch. His Halloween treats that he gave away were some of the best!
Today that person would probably be hauled away by children’s protective services.
Tonight will be pizza night to make it easier to eat and hand out candy. I wonder how many pizzas are sold/delivered on Halloween??