Friday, October 29, 2010
It seems like at this time of year I'm always thinking the same thing as I read about all the Halloween celebrations that will occur over the next few days...
Halloween is for kids.
When I was growing up, I don't ever recall adults dressing up and partying or taking part in Halloween. Maybe it was done, but their role, at least in my world, was to give out candy or to walk the neighborhood with their kids. Actually, I distinctly remember going trick or treating in Western Pennsylvania accompanied only by a few other excited friends. No adults. Oh, there was also the soaped windows, the shaving cream, the toilet paper, and the corn, but that's a whole other post.
Yeah, I know, those were some different times, but I can't help but think that when the adults started dressing up and turned the evening into yet another reason to party, it was the beginning of the end for what will always be for me a day reserved for the kids.
Posted by Rick at 9:15 AM