bruce Fine wrote:I keep it simple its either apple without razor blades or a dark cocoa Hershey bar
Rob Lineberger wrote:Pruning shears and a map of the garden?
Dan Boone wrote:
And that's what Halloween is -- a community ritual. Happy children dressed in costume, knocking at your door begging for candy.
They're not begging for fruit leather, worms, pumpkin seeds, wool socks, toothbrushes, religious tracts, or no-bake cookies made with sorghum molasses and organic oats and carob chips. (Something that I was actually given as a trick-or-treater in my childhood.)
Your community may forgive you if you decline to participate in the ritual by turning off illumination at your house and not answering the door. People of good will, will assume you are not home. The rest will figure you are grumpy-grinches, but will probably give you a pass.
But if you illuminate your door and put up decorations and answer the doorbell with a bowl in your hand, the ritual expectation is that the bowl will contain what the little ghoulies want (candy) or something better.
roberta mccanse wrote:Of course Halloween was a favorite holiday back in the early fifties, the home made goodies were great but I loved nothing better than a real candy bar. My mother would occasionally give me a nickel for the candy machine at school. (And the candy bars were a lot bigger.) .