Last night was a nice cold, windy night that reminded me of Halloweens during my own childhood. I grew up out in the 'boonies' on a farm in the country and had to go into 'town' for trick or treating... Town had a total population of 185 people! Or was it 85?? I can never remember. But what I do remember is going to my aunt and uncle's house for supper and smelling the hot candy as my aunt prepared her home made candy apples to hand out to every child in town! They also handed out home made popcorn balls. EVERYONE always went to their house to get the goodies. But long gone are the days of giving or receiving home made goodies for Halloween trick or treat goodies.
Really are people THAT evil? I like to think that the mass populace are kind and thoughtful people. Aren't we always told that humans by nature are good? Maybe we just use the urban myths as excuses to save time or money by purchasing mass marketed treats to hand out. Or maybe its the mass marketers who have propagated the urban myths to the point of fear mongering and causing us to buy their goodies instead of making our own. Whatever the reason I think its sad that my children will never go to Mrs. Baker's down the street because she gives out HOME MADE treats.