Halloween, my absolute least favorite Holiday of all. I just simply don’t care for it. Have I always felt this way? Well my goodness no, but oh how it has changed since my kids were little.
Question? Are any of you old enough to remember Halloween back in the 70s? Back when I was a kid it was a lot of fun. The neighbors and community all turned on those porch lights and had candy and goodies galore for all us kids. Why we all would have a great time. You simply knew everybody in the entire neighborhood, everybody took part and it was just a lot of fun.
Costumes were not like today at all. They were the cartoon characters of that time, like Casper, Barbie, Superman, a Princess and so on. It was safe, there was no threat of needles or pins or poisons in the candy. Those were the good days, I miss those times a bunch. I would imagine a lot of you reading this do as well.
Mischief, my goodness, I don’t remember any at all taking place when I was a kid. It just didn’t happen; not in our neck of the woods anyway.
Fast forward to the 80s, times began to change. That’s when my kids were little and I used to take them trick or treating. Why we would go everywhere in our little neighborhood. We still lived in my childhood community. So you guessed it, everybody still treated, it was safe, no worries of bad things in our kids treats, and pranks, the only one I remember during that time, was some of the teens rolling yards. Those were still great times had by all.
But in today’s world, Halloween sure has changed! The majority of the people today don’t even turn on lights anymore and treat. I think that is sad, but I do understand; I don’t either.
There are just too many people that go for the evil things of today. I guess a lot of that is because of television, movies, and games of today. But this old fashioned woman sure doesn’t like any of it. But to each his own as the saying goes.
I do however think its great that the Churches do the fall festivals for kids today, and then there are the block parties and such. But I think the kids of today really missed out on some good old fashioned trick or treating of the days gone by.
So, from my home to yours I want to wish all of you a safe and Happy Halloween!