Monday, October 24, 2016
Here Comes Halloween!
I guess I'll go back In time a bit to write about one of my greatest Halloween memories.I was 11 or 12,and had moved to a house near my cousin.That year he called me and asked me to go trick or treating with him that Halloween.The plot thickened when he said It would be one of the biggest candy scores ever ,If we played our cards right.You see,my aunt worked for the city at the time,and was privy to certain bits of information that your average trick or treater ,well,just wasn't .It turned out that the Mayor of our city lived a few blocks away from them and every Halloween ,he'd leave two big boxes out on the porch,filled with individually bagged assorted candies and a sign that read "take-one". I knew what my cousin had In mind.He wasn't a saint and neither was I.And we certainly weren't about to only take one bag of candy from our super generous Mayor's front porch that Halloween.
The plan was to arrive early ,and as soon as It got a little bit darker,we would return to the Mayors front porch to finish the job.Well,everything fell apart the minute we arrived and realized that we had been beaten to the loot! As we trudged home that night ,defeated, we still managed to amass quite the candy trove.And then..... Karma!We both caught wind of a group of older kids conspiring to snatch OUR candy bags!It was a foot race but we managed to outrun the group of older kids(who clearly weren't from the neighborhood,we knew all the short cuts.They didn't stand a chance ) and get back to my cousins front porch and into his house,safely with candy bags in tact.I'll never forget that day!
Mr.Smith takes a trip down memory lane
Alexis decks the halls with Halloween spookieness!