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Is Halloween dying or do I currently live in an area where people can’t be bothered with it? Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around Halloween trick or treating. It wasn’t the candy, but rather the excitement of seeing how each neighbor had spooked out their house. In that place, at that time, there were very few homes that weren’t decorated for the date.

In this place, at this time, things are quite the opposite. How disappointing. Both this year, and the year before, I actually found myself thinking, Why bother? when October raised it’s pumpkin head. But no, no. That would be giving in. As long as kids keep showing up at my door shouting, “Trick or treat!” I will keep decorating.

As for my neighbors, perhaps I should hand out toilet paper and eggs with the candy. 😉