"That's Write" has some great memories of Halloween. She helped me flash back to several memorable moments.
I grew up in Maine, where most of the time on Halloween it was cold. Sometimes snow would be on the ground. I remember one year wanting to be the bride of Frankenstein, so cold had to wear my winter coat n' boots. My costume wouldn't be visible, so I wore my coat first, then put costume over it. We had an interesting neighborhood. I could walk about 1/4 ml to be in town or an 1/4 of a mile in the other direction and be at the town wharf. Stores uptown, use to give away treats, chips and/or candy bars. We had one neighbor who gave away dimes, every year. There were always a lot of apples, bags of popped corn with a few pieces of candy inside. One time after we
had just Trick or Treated and we were walking to the next house. We all doing the Peanuts convo...what'd you get? One kids actually said, " I got a rock", we all laughed~(he didn't) This boy, said this house had peanut butter cups. We recognized his voice, it was Billy.
Billy told us he was only allowed to go on his street and the street I lived on. We noticed he had a pillow case full. How did he get so much candy? He told us, he would go back home and change his costume and go to the houses that had the candy he liked. Smart kid, we tagged along with him for awhile.
My fav Halloweens were:
My Mom let me have a haunted house, it wasn't actually, but a haunted room. She,her friend and son, the
teenager next door. He was to old to go Trick or Treating, but loved to scare people. HE dressed up, goth like; One at a time we went into the lair(my back porch) to feel bowls of guts, eyeballs and witch's fingernails. Then off to a dark black lit maze. We bobbed for apples, played games, and my Mom had doughnuts hanging on strings dangling from the front porch. We had our hands tied behind us, the first one to eat their doughnut received a prize. Tons of fun...Thanks Mom and neighbors~
When I was a teenager, a group of us would meet and go to Fort Knox. We would play hide n' seek and share tales about the place being haunted. Ghost Hunters, the TV show is looking at this place for a possible show. Tonight it is Fright at the Fort. Wish they had done that when I was young~
My third was in college, I was dared to go to Stephen King's house at midnight on Halloween. Itwas a spooky, foggy night, which added to the mood. A car load of us went, Truth or Dare style. The conditions were to go to the door. There was a black wrought iron gate with spiderwebs and spiders. Bats at the very top, creepy, especially on a foggy night. Then someone said, I had to ring the doorbell. I am a Stephen King fan; I don't want to make him mad! I couldn't enter the gate to get near the door, if I wanted to.
What are your favorite memories and your favorite treat~
Here is your treat, I made this today it was delicious, Pumpkin Latte~(*Don't be fooled, by 2tbsp vanilla, it
works. It makes up for the vanilla syrup, the cafe places use)