Edited by Gerald Boerner
Halloween is finally here. Kids have been waiting with costumes in their closets, their bags or plastic pumpkins, and tummies ready for the immanent feast of candy that they will bring home tonight. Parents have their first aid kits, flashlights, heavy coats, and bottles of water to take on the trek around their neighborhoods. The sun is sinking over the horizon and the kids dawn their cute little costumes, get their masks (or, even better, facial makeup), and grab their treat bags. They are ready!
Grab your camera, snap some pix BEFORE you leave the house, and start the rounds. As a parent myself, I always had fears when my kids went from house to house hoping that nothing terrible happens to them on their rounds. When they bring their candy back home, it’s time to check them out to try to find any tampering with the candy.
It’s a sad day when we have to worry about sex offenders abducting your kids, older kids beating up the smaller kids as they enjoy their Trick-or-Treating ventures, and about tainted candy. In fact, some local hospitals even provide X-ray services to check the candy for foreign objects. And finally, we worry about the kids eating too much candy and get sick. But such is the change from my childhood when these concerns didn’t even raise their ugly heads; it was a better time, I think!
But, now we need to proceed with this last installment of our HOLIDAY CELEBRATION series for this year. I hope that you have enjoyed these installments and perhaps even learned something new from them. Happy Halloween, once more… GLB
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Quotations Related to Halloween:
“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”
— Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
“Eat, drink and be scary.”
— Author Unknown
“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”
— Steve Almond