Back in the day, when I was growing up, costumes were always homemade. Moms had to be very creative to come up with a character every year based on what was available in the closet or the attic.
We knew everyone in the neighbor and they knew us. We went door to door with no fear of being harmed in any way. The most fun was in having your friends parents trying to guess who you were. The candy was great, but fooling the parents was even greater.
"Trick or treat give me something good to eat" all the children say as they get their bags filled with candy and scurry on their way.
On to the next house fast as they can go looking for porch lights and pumpkins all aglow. Some are scary some are cute all shapes and sizes wanting the loot.
Scary decorations and eerie sounds give them chills and leave 'em spellbound. Finally done bags are full now hurry off to home as the next day they often have school.
Eat some candy and save some for later And Mom puts what's left on top of the refrigerator. Kiss them goodnight and tuck them in bed and soon visions of all their candies dance in their head.
All through the night they toss and turn ate to much candy when will they ever learn. Glad Halloween comes only once a year although in their costumes they are so dear.
So Happy Halloween to all my friends and this time next year we'll do it all again!