Of Halloweens Past and Present
All this gets me to thinking about handing out treats on Saturday. When I was a kid I went out every year with my friends. Houses in Detroit were on small lots and you could hit a lot of houses in one block. We used old pillowcases to carry our loot. And we did not yell 'trick or treat'. We yelled 'help the poor'. Let's face it. We were too poor to afford anything to use for 'tricks'. The best house was the guy who had a huge jar full of coins where you could reach in and grab a handful.
The last few years I have given out granola bars at my home. If I buy candy and no one shows up (which has happened), I either have to eat it or throw it out. At least granola bars are something I eat and keep on hand. Last year the neighborhood 'PITA' little girl asked if I had anything else as she didn't like granola bars. WTF? You are begging for treats and 'beggars can't be choosers'.
Which brings me around to this question I was asked: 'What do you have for kids with peanut or gluten allergies?' Uh, granola bars. Beggars can't be choosers. If your child has an allergy, throw a party at your home.
A few weeks ago I went to Greenfield Village with my family for a Halloween event. They gave out lots of sugary candy. Must have been in cahoots with dentists, lol. Anyway, here are some photos taken of the actors at Greenfield Village. I'll post some others on Friday.