Monday, October 29, 2012

OctPoWriMo day 29 Trick or Treat

The trick part is pretty well gone now....
Authorities take a dimmer view
of criminal mischief these days.

There are the rituals and rules still though.
If you are too old to get dressed up you are too old for the candy.
You must say "trick or treat" before and "thank you" after the candy hits your bag.
Let the little kids come back down before you go pushing up the steps."
Don't get into the candy before your mom checks it (there's nothing wrong with it, but it keeps you from eating it all till you get home.)
And then you all spread the loot out on the floor and trade,
Arguing the relative merits of Tootsie Rolls and Reese's Cups

Much has changed, still something essential remains...
There are so few traditions left from generation to generation,
Its good to have a night of make-believe and chocolate.


  1. Yes and this one seems to be fading away. So few people even have candy for the youngsters. I miss the days when there were so many children roaming the neighborhoods, from young to old, all different kinds of costumes, so much fun, and of course coming home with a bag full of yummy treats! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fortunately there were a lot of trick or treaters here...and a lot of creative daughter went as Katness from The Hunger Games.

  3. thank-you for writing about the simple things
    that connect us and remind us of the rituals that
    ...that once were

    ...and still are

    1. Thank you I am all about taking rituals and traditions and makimg tham work for another generation.