GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Groans, Moans, and Boo's!


It seemed that October 31st nights were always crisp and clear as dry leaves rustled beneath our feet, and the groans, moans and boo's of other neighbors in passing would generate giggles from my own little goblins as we held our flashlights steady in front of us looking for the path to the next house on the country road in which we lived.  Our journey would take us to a half-a-dozen houses on foot, then we'd continue in our car where we'd visit relatives who'd be waiting with bags full of goodies for our annual Halloween visit.  

From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM it was strictly business as the kids collected the best of the best in candy and treats.  The heavy bags were then emptied onto the living room floor where the negotiation process began and us parents would suck up to the kids like never before.

Now I wait on Halloween Night 
for my kids to bring their kids for the same.    

And once again I ask...  

Where did the years go?

Trick-or-Treating with my Three Kids



Twenty-two years ago!

What's that you say? 


You only see two kids?  

 Lindsey was six months in the oven.

 It was only fair that she 
have her share of 
Halloween candy too... 

BOO!