Carol Platt Liebau: Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

As this column points out, I'm a firm believer that Halloween is for children, and it's hard not to be skeptical of the recent trend toward making it a gigantic celebration for adults (especially when it elicits regrettable behavior on the part of people at an age to know better).

2 Comments:

Blogger COPioneer said...

From where I'm standing, adults don't really need an excuse to exhibit deplorable behavior. I mean, Saw III was the number 1 movie last week, how depraved do you need to be? I'll say it again, Hollywood makes movies for what it knows, murder, drugs, sex. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

9:38 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

As a youngster I was never aware of "trick or treat." My earliest recollection was that a group of us would set out pumpkins on the porch of a neighbor and lite the candles. Then one of us would knock on the door and we'd all hide. The occupant would open the door and show appropriate shock and awe. Then we'd all come out shrieking with laughter. That was it. Later the occupant would reward us by inviting us in for apple juice and cookies.

I suppose it was a short step from that to "trick or treat." My first encounter with this was being invited into the home of some folks and finding the door locked. We were told that we had been tricked.

I never saw trick or treat in the same light again. Still don't. Especially when the trick is to put a razor blade in an apple.

So if we jettison trick or treat that's okay with me.

3:26 PM  

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