It seems to me Halloween is a bigger deal to many adults than it is to kids these days. Parents and grandparents are excited to help the youngsters with their costumes, and escorting them on their trick-or-treat rounds. Adults wear costumes to parties … private, public, and at work.
There are so many baby boomers who love this holiday!
I can’t think about Halloween without remembering those fun times when I was a boy with my brothers and my friends. My brother Mike seemed to get the biggest kick out of Halloween. He would lead our exhausting efforts to trick-or-treat every house possible. Then he would hoard his treats until Independence Day … occasionally dipping into a big bag of goodies. If my brothers and I touched Mike’s stash, there was big trouble!
My children had great fun every Halloween … and now it’s my grandchildren’s turn. Our excitement is watching their excitement.
I guess it’s harmless once a year to enjoy Halloween and its memories. That’s what holidays are for, right?
Our thought for today is from Steve Almond:
“Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”