Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Post-Halloween Thoughts

Yesterday was Halloween. Some families don't observe Halloween, saying the holiday is steeped in superstition. Others (whether or not they have children) enjoy it. Which is right? I'm not going to get into that. That's an individual thing for families to decide. 

I'm not comfortable with high school-aged kids going door to door in regular clothes, ringing the doorbell and saying "Trick or treat," as though the night was one when everyone owed them candy. On the other hand, I enjoy the children whose eyes light up when given a treat, and the parents who accompany them. 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

But Halloween is over, and the next big event is the election, which comes in a week. Please, please, please vote. You may or may not agree with me on who the best candidate is, but remember that staying at home is essentially a vote against everyone...including yourself.

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Patricia Bradley said...

I enjoy the little kids on Halloween although we didn't have many this year. And I voted yesterday. My nephew who is in ICU at Barnes Jewish Hospital is eagerly awaiting his absentee ballot. He came off the vent yesterday and it was the first thing he asked about. lol So if he can vote, so can everyone else!

Richard Mabry said...

Great that he came off the ventilator. And wonderful that he'll be able to vote.
As always, thanks for your comment, Pat.

Paula Shreckhise said...

Our Church does "trunk or treat". We open car trunks with candy in them on the Church parking lot and the town knows to come. We give out tracts also. Hot chocolate, too.