This is Halloween — time when the creeps and ghouls come to life in a delightful fright! I have savored the chill of Fall since I was a wee one … with my eyeball always focused on Halloween. The minute school would start, I’d begin dreaming up the possibilities of my costume for the Oct. 31st festivities. My mother insisted we make the costume, since she didn’t believe in the store bought kind, and I wasn’t allowed to be anything cute and certainly not sexy. I was taught that Halloween was either to be celebrated in a scary costume or a funny one. I remember being a very young bride of Frankenstein, and a spooky spider bat. I don’t know if I was more excited about the costume and the whole idea of transforming into something else, or if I looked forward to all the treats.
My aunt used to let us kids help her shape the Halloween popcorn balls. I remember having to smother my hands in butter to touch the hot caramel covered popcorn and be able to form a perfect circumference. Or how the local supermarket use to have the red soft caramel apples on display for an alternative Halloween treat. Since then, not that much has changed — I now insist on making my son’s costume and my own, I still enjoy a soft caramel candied apple and make them all throughout the Halloween season, and the treats are plentiful.The way I see it, these are all opportunities for different Halloween projects the family can do together, edible or scary!
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