Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and generally starts the traditional “holiday season” of Halloween, Thanksgiving (US as well as other countries), Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve.
There is something magical for me in Halloween. Pumpkins, ghosts, scary costumes, lots of candy. When I was a kid, I spent many hours dreaming of the beautiful, custom-made princess costume with a wand of gold and a long, flowing blond wig that mom would get for me. I was equally thrilled when she brought home a Superman costume on sale at the local discount store. Boy, girl–mom didn’t care. It was a bargain!
In those days kids started their trick or treating right after school (Baby Boom era – most moms were home). I lived in a neighborhood with about eleven thousand kids, yet we all managed to fill our bags with enough candy to be sick for weeks.
After dinner my mom and dad piled the four of us in the car (after they took out the few who didn’t belong) and to grandmother’s house we would go. We loved that part of the day because grandma always saved the best candy for us. As well as a few coins slipped into our bags.
It was a great day we looked forward to every year and was not considered a success unless dad had to pull the car over on the way home since at least one of us was sick.
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