Friday, October 30, 2015
Halloween, Time Change, And Stuff
Tomorrow is October 31, the traditional day for celebrating Halloween. Some families don't observe Halloween, saying the holiday is steeped in superstition. I'm not going to get into that. That's an individual thing for families to decide. As for us, our church has a Fall Festival for children at about this time, while we'll turn on the porch light and give out candy for a few hours tomorrow night.
I'm not sure whether Halloween is enjoyed more by children or adults. Small children may not understand why they're dressed in costumes and escorted to neighboring houses, but by and large they understand the candy that comes to them after the obligatory cry of "Trick or Treat." If the woman of the house answers the door, she usually asks, "And what are you supposed to be?" Husbands, on the other hand, might paw through the bowl of candy at the door and give out the ones he doesn't like, figuring that if there's any left over he might as well enjoy it.
Don't forget that tomorrow is also the night when we set our clocks BACK an hour, as Daylight Saving Time ends for another year. Most research, by the way, indicates that the majority of people don't enjoy an extra hour of sleep due to this change. And, yes, it's always seemed to me like cutting an inch off the top of a blanket and sewing it on the bottom to make it longer. But that's the way it is.
My question to you is two-fold: Does your family celebrate Halloween, and why? What do you plan to do with your extra hour on Saturday.
See you next week.