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.