Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Why is it, for most of us, that Halloween is such a fun day? I guess it is because when we were little it was a day of parties, costumes and candy. As adults, we are given permission to dress out of character and act out - a little.
I grew up outside of town - "in the country". We didn't get many trick-or-treaters. The road was a little too "lonesome" and dark. My parents would put me in the Chevy and go in town to my aunt and uncle's house to join my cousins for trick-or-treating. It was always so exciting!
Of course there was the ringing of doorbells and the anticipation of what kind of treat would be behind the door. We would keep going until our bags were bulging and my dad was ready to call it a night. He was great. He didn't mind staying out a while. He always found someone he knew to talk to and I think a few car deals were made on Halloween night! Being a Chevy salesman it was a bonus for him!
The other part, that I look back on fondly, were the special things that my Aunt Letha created just for that night. She always made luminaries out of brown lunch sacks and had them lite around the perimeter of their yard and driveway. The effect was magical and stunning!
Then - there were her homemade popcorn balls! She couldn't make them fast enough. I think everyone came to their house because they knew there would be those fabulous sweet, buttery popcorn balls. YUM! She rocked it!
Hope you all have a fun Halloween and get out there and make some memories of your own. BOO! M.
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