My children are “a flutter” with anticipation for the day of beggars that arrives tomorrow. Personally, hence calling it the day of beggars, I prefer the Bill Cosby version. Children going door to door, condoned begging is probably not a good thing.
But Halloween is a unique holiday. As a parent I love Christmas. It’s more fun to give you kids gifts then it ever was to get them as a kid yourself. But Halloween, I don’t know, it just doesn’t sit right with me. Perhaps I am an old person now.
So this eve of the eve begging I am wondering if it isn’t time to end the tradition of Halloween. The great pumpkin has not come in my lifetime and I am pretty sure it never will.