Happy Halloween

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I love to make Halloween cards (and every other type of card) more than getting the candy these days. Except for maybe Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. Those were always my favorites when Trick or Treating. I grew up in New England and it was always a worry about having to wear a jacket over your costume to avoid freezing.  Mom would have us ready and dad would walk us around the block when he got home from work. I remember waiting by the window for the car to come up the drive. Usually after Gilligan’s Island and before Star Trek…. It was always dark by that time, but there were a bunch of us all over the street. Big kids, little kids with parents. Some ghosts with holes cut into old sheets but most of us wearing those horrible plastic masks that were hard to see through, and hard to breathe in – it was the 1960’s. Your face would get all sweaty and you would have to take it off between houses to see in the dark. The smell of wood smoke in the air, laughter in the dark from the kids on the street, my dad a shadow in the dark as he waited for me to ring the bell and yell “Trick or Treat”. Life was good.

 

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