HAPPY HALLOWS’ EVE AND ALL SOULS DAY!
I feel like I tell this story every October – how I turn my porch light off on Halloween so the Trick-or-Treaters don’t come to my door. Oh, my daughters decorate the yard and the inside of our home for the season, but for me, Halloween ends on the 30th of October, a day before the actual holiday.
Not that I owe an explanation, I want to share why I do this.
October 28, 1970, the Halloween candy scare broke via a New York Times op-ed. The world was bombarded with stories of poisoned candy being given to kids, and someone putting razors in apples and passing them out on Halloween. For a time, folks kept their kids at home on Halloween and wouldn’t allow them out to go door-to-door in search of holiday treats. Then, things eased up a bit. The story fell off to the wayside, and within…
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