Happy Halloween everyone. When I was young, before razors in carameled apples, drugs in candy bars, and purchased costumes, Halloween was my favorite holiday. Friends and I would spend weeks working on our costumes. We lived in a Osseo, Minnesota, a town of about 2500. We were just a few miles from the next bigger, but still small town of Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World. As elementary kids we were allowed to trick or treat by ourselves and we went in groups with pillow cases for bags. We covered the entire town on our side of Main St. It was fun. Kids now have no idea how much fun Halloween used to be. My family made the treats. Homemade caramel apples, popcorn balls, big Halloween cookies. . . hundreds of them! I look back and realize more than half the fun was in the anticipation and the preparation. We truly tried to camouflage who we were. A successful costume was when the neighbor next door had to ask our names!
Today is the big trick or treat day again. It's that way in the blogosphere as well. Teresa Boardman and my entry to The Real Estate Tomato's Carnival made 6th place! (Were there only 10 entries?) Maureen McCabe has a great list of Halloween reading at Columbus Best Blog. I've created a little personal Halloween greeting of my own that you can see here.