Thursday, October 31, 2013
Today is Halloween. When I was a kid, we all dressed as Hobos for school. Hobo day was one we looked forward to and then that night, we would put on our costumes, be they store bought or homemade, that our parents had tried to keep us from playing with for the week or so leading up to the big day. Then we would head out into our small town and move from house to house trick or treating hoping that we didn't get the nasty candy. When we got home, there was perhaps a special like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or a Bugs Bunny Halloween special on TV. The older kids would later go out after all we younger ones were home and play the traditional pranks such as soaping windows or maybe even T-P a tree or even throwing an egg or two.
It was fun times and maybe there would be a party at someone's house or the church where we would eat popcorn and bob for apples. We never worried about the germs of bobbing in water for the apple It was good times, and none of us worried about Halloween being "an occult holiday." Such ridiculous ideas were never considered and were foreign. So with those days in mind I wish you all a very Happy Halloween and may the Great Pumpkin fill your treat sack with the best candy.