I don’t have many childhood Halloween memories, actually. My sister and I always dressed up. I remember we had a supply of those cheap plastic masks with eyes cut out – I specifically remember dressing up as Red Riding Hood one year. I also had one year as the obligatory hobo, complete with too-small pants and a bandana tied to a stick. I seem to remember my mom winning a Halloween costume of some sort one year, although the details are fuzzy …
Other than visiting our immediate neighbors, we didn’t walk around the neighborhood much (it was a fairly busy street that didn’t lend itself to that), but my parents drove us to a few of their friends’ houses and would wait by the car while we went up to get our treats.
Halloween is one of the few holidays yielding little “loot” from my childhood; really, the only item is this little witch:
I remember we always had Halloween parties (not “harvest parties” or “fall festivals”) at school. It was just a simpler time; most everyone “did” Halloween and it wasn’t thought to be Satanic or awful. The witches and ghosts wandering around were friendly, not evil. I remember watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” every year (a tradition we continue today).
What about you? Any Halloween memories?