Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!


Hope you have a good Halloween! Betty will be scaring children at a friend's home tonight. I'll leave a bowl of candy on the front steps for the trick or treaters here. I miss those days of dressing kids up, parading them around, stealing Mr. Goodbars and Mounds Bars from their buckets.

When they were little and dazzled by the prospect of being given the OK from the parents to go up to the doors of strangers and ask for candy, we could take the good stuff from their buckets as they walked from house to house. This way, the goods were fresh and it was before the little gatherers had time to dump the bounty out on the table and memorize each jewel.

Ah, back when the pickings were easy.

Betty was deprived as a child, not allowed to go Trick or Treating. The reasoning was always vague--something about not begging, something about safety, with overtones of religiosity thrown in just to shut the conversation down completely. I did get to wear costumes and go to the party held at the school, but that was it. No Trick or Treating.

Scarred and deprived at an early age, is it any wonder I have a fascination with strangers and large bags of candy now?

I hope you and yours have a Happy Halloween. Save the good stuff for me!


4 comments:

LittleSilkDress said...

Happy Halloween! Hope you have a wonderful time! I'm looking forward to loading up the tricker treaters with lots of goodies.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you! Hope you have a great Halloween too!

--BB

Roberto said...

Happy Halloween from Georgia! Since we talked at the Spring Renewal I've moved to the other side of the country and started my new teaching position.

I've also been keeping a new blog for the last month:
http://threesecondsofdeadair.wordpress.com

This might be especially interesting to you because I think I'm taking part in this year's National Novel Writing Month. I'll be attempting to write a 50,000-word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30, and my intent is to post it on my blog as I write it. The main character in this soon-to-be-written novel? Garrett. I think. Still working out the details, but it looks promising.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods, and feel free to share my link with any SCWriP-ers you think might be interested to have it!

Rob

Bossy Betty said...

Rob! Great to hear from you again! I will certainly visit your blog and good luck on that novel!

Keep in touch!