I have lived through 56 Halloweens. I don't remember the first few but I remember most of them after that because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, always has been. It's right up there with Christmas...not quite but almost. There were a few years between the time that I was grown up and the time that my son was born that there were some Halloweens that weren't too exciting but I still remember them. I used to love answering the door and handing out the candy, watching the kids in their cute and scary costumes get their candy and scurry away with a big ol' grin on their faces like they just hit the jackpot. When my son came along I had just as much fun with him at Halloween as I did when I was a kid. He loved Halloween too...still does as a matter of fact. He would always have an elaborate costume and come home with 2 or 3 bags full of candy. Of course it was an unwritten rule that I got the Butterfingers and the Tootsie Rolls. He could have everything else but those were mine, mine, mine. He didn't care, he got so much candy that he was still eating it at Christmas. We would always decorate the house so every room had Halloween decorations. We just loved it. Those were good times...real good times.
Of course now that my son has grown up and moved away Halloween isn't as much fun as it used to be. We don't get any trick or treaters here where we live now so there is no answering the door and handing out candy. That's not what made this Halloween the scariest one ever though, not by a long shot. The scary part of this Halloween was the fact that we had about 6 inches of SNOW on the ground. I mean, really??? What's that all about? I can remember walking with my son on Halloween and it being 75 degrees outside. SNOW...seriously??? I hate snow in January, much less in October. I suppose that people who live up north are used to this but not this southern girl. I used to make sure my son's Halloween costume was large enough to wear a light jacket underneath, not a winter coat, snow boots and mittens. I mean SNOW...are you kidding me??? Now that's some scary stuff.
PS...Just so you know and can prepare yourself...this will NOT be the last time you read me ranting and raving over snow...I hate it. Signed...Someone who needs to move to a warmer climate...Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles...Dedicated To The Gypsy That Remains