I have been thinking about how much I loved Halloween as a child. I waited with anticipation to see what kind of outfit my foster mom chose or made for me to wear. We did not get them from the store.
They were hand made. My favorite was the Raggedy Ann outfit that I wore one year.
We would take our little sacks out and march off to pay a visit to our neighbors with the thought that we would get candy for not tricking them. We never did any of the nasty stuff like they do now. The most we did was toss some corn at their window and we did soap a few really nasty people but most of all we had fun and so many enjoyed the kids stopping there so they could guess who they were and give them candy.
We had no fear of anyone putting razors in the apples they gave us or needles in the candy bars we would smile thinking about as we carried our bounty home.
Why can't it be like that now? Why do kids have to have it during the daylight hours and not have their parents with them. Oh, I know why it is that way but I think it is a shame that our country has gotten to the point where kids cannot really enjoy Halloween the way we did.
My friends husband called and I talked to him. She is the one I told you about in the previous. he wanted me to know she was having a really rough time of it. He wanted me to pray for her so for those of you who do pray, put in a good word for Machelle. She is about ready to fall apart.