Prompt 9: Halloween

Originally Published July 14, 2014

When we were kids we did the trick or treating that is mostly unknown to kids today.  It is just too dangerous now for the kids to go to other peoples’ houses if the parents don’t really know the people who live in the homes.

During the years that we lived in Springdale, Mom and Dad would always take us to both sets of grandparents and when we visited Grandma and Grandpa Thompson we would walk up the street and see Great Grandpa Stout and Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons who lived next door to Great-Grandpa Stout.   Then, we would go to all the houses on Brogdon Street because Grandpa Stout, as I always called him, knew all the people on the street.  In fact, for most of them he could tell you who their parents and grandparents were and their children and grandchildren if they had any.

Our costumes were usually costumes bought at Wal-Mart a day or two before Halloween and worn over our regular clothes because it always seemed to be really cold on Halloween night.  I don’t really remember specifically what they were.

By the end of the night we would usually have a big bag full of candy!  If we were lucky, one of the Grandmas would have made caramel apples or popcorn balls for us!

Now, I have seen my niece and nephews costumes for several years and they usually come by for the bag of candy I make for them every year.

Prompt 9: Halloween

Have you ever participated in a Halloween event?

When was it?

Where was it?

What did you dress as?

Trick or treat?

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