Wait a minute, how could I have forgotten about it? Maybe because almost everyone else did.
In recent years, fewer and fewer local kids have been stopping by for their Halloween sugar fix. This probably is because fewer and fewer neighbors seem willing to go out and buy candy, turn on the porch lights and show up at the door to play their role for the young costumed ones.
Which is too bad, because about the only children left who trick or treat around here are being escorted by young moms too poor to own their own vehicles, meaning they can’t drive the kids to a neighborhood where the houses are closer together and the pickings therefore easier. Plus, it had rained most of the day.
We only had one group – three little girls.
Still, the spirit moved us, in mysterious ways, and we had a fine time.
And maybe overdid it just a hair.