Good Spooky Morning Team,
All Hallows’ Eve, better known as Halloween in these here parts, is right around the corner. I have some fond memories of Halloweens past. Since I am the eldest of 6 other siblings, I grew into the task of watching over – my sibs might say “Lording Over” – them as we collected our bounty. I will never forget my brother Richard, who was perhaps 6 at the time, struggling to keep his Safeway grocery store paper bag with handles from dragging on the ground. Unfortunately, with the grassy lawns slightly dampened from night dew he was a little less than completely successful and the bottom corner of the bag opened just enough to start letting his candy drop out a little a time, thus leaving a trail of treats in his wake. Not to worry though, our next younger sister, Rebecca, was on the job that night, quietly and very discreetly, for a 5 year old, picking them up and adding them to her own goodie bag!
I also remember going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house on those long ago evenings, not only to show them our costumes, but then getting to walk through their neighborhood. Generally true fact; Grandparents and their neighbors usually have the best candy! When I got a little older, and maybe felt I was way too cool to go trick or treatin’ myself, I would stay with my Grandparents while the other kids went. I was then given the job of handing out treats to those that came to their door. My Grandparents and I would then visit in between the doorbell’s chiming. I am very thankful for the memories that I do have of those past times, but what I wouldn’t give to be able to set and just visit with them once again….
Now I am fairly sure this is an established fact, but you are more likely to see witches, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and all manner of Marvel and DC Universe characters running around on this night than any other night of the year. Whether or not you really believe in these things, they are real enough on this night for sure. Since the ‘Trick or Treating’ happens to fall on a Thursday this year let’s all be a little extra cautious as we drive toward our homes and through our neighborhoods. Following are some other Halloween safety tips, adapted from HealthyChildren.Org as well as other sources.
Have a fantastic week and a safe, and happy, Halloween.
Raymond D. Moore|
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