Sunday, October 31, 2010
We didn't however, have to worry about contaminated candy placed in bags by those who are either just evil or very unbalanced. The treats we received were nearly all homemade and would be out of the question in todays world. My father would always have a hot dog roast for the kids who stopped at our house, he's be out there grilling hot dogs and the kids would grab a dog and be on their way. At the next house they might get a popcorn ball or be invited in for hot chocolate. I think the most memorable treat I ever got was a watermelon. Yes, my friends a watermelon. I lived on a lake as a child but it was also farm country both big and small, one of the local produce farmers at the north end of the lake was handing out small watermelons that he had stored from the summer harvest to hand out at Halloween. I can tell you it was a long walk back to our house on the other end of the lake hauling that melon. Since there were no supermarkets back then we depended on local farmers for most of our food, it would never have entered our minds to just toss the watermelon. Simpler times.
I hope you and your family enjoy seeing the children at the door this evening, they have no idea what the big deal is about Halloween being celebrated on Sunday, they're just looking for candy, and if your area celebrated Halloween yesterday I'm sure the kids were happy and are sleeping off a sugar high this morning.