What’s your favorite Halloween memory?
My favorite Halloween memory is of my dad carving a jack-o-lantern every year on the night before Halloween. My mother always lit it on Halloween night and put it either on the marble-top table in front of the living room window or put it on the front porch. Back in those days, just about everyone in our neighborhood would have a jack-o-lantern displayed on Halloween night. This was before the times of the Pumpkin Masters® carving kits. I’m talking about just the good plain ole jack-o-lanterns with the triangle eyes and noses and the grins with one or two teeth. I also remember my mother always making grilled cheese sandwiches and chili on Halloween and my dad coming home from work to take my sisters and me trick-or-treating. Back in those days, we usually made our own costumes (as opposed to store-bought costumes). It was always fun trying to figure out “what you were going to be” on Halloween. We would trick-or-treat until our bags would hold no more candy and then come home and dump our candy into the living room floor and go out for more. Then we would come home and sit in the living room floor and “sort” and trade our candy. Those were definitely the good ole days.