Halloween Weekend (and My Halloweens as a Youth)

Halloween is on Tuesday, October 31st and it’s not too far off, with this blog being written on Saturday night. I’m not gonna do nothing but write my blog, possibly deliver a podcast and binge watch horror movies like crazy with no filter whatsoever. I’m WAY too old to celebrate Halloween, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying myself with things that have to do with the holiday. Actually, thtat’s all I was gonna do anyway because it’s what I have been doing every Halloween for over 36 years (since I was about 11 years old) and I have seemed to always enjoyed myself Now not all movies I watch are deemed scary, but there are some that are a bit like that, but have a comical sense of showing it.

I really do miss the Halloween of years past when I was younger and everything was so damn simple and I had the times of my life! I miss the costume-dressing (I still can do that for THIS Halloween, but I really don’t go out that much) and I can’t say I missed trick-or-treating because there was no way in hell I was going to be knocking on stranger’s doors with a bag out wanting candy; if that was the case then just forget the candy, just put money in that bag and I’ll surely be on my way. I also missed the Halloween parties we had at my old home over 30and 40 something years ago. Those were the best parties we had. My mother planned them with so much precise and care it’s as if they could be held EVERY night and we’d all as kids would have the time of our lives!

Now let me give the reader a true example of the Halloweens I had when I was younger, not that I’m getting off the subject of what I’m doing NOW but just a tidbit of what I REALLY enjoyed. First, the caramel popcorn balls my mother made. Now, those were so good-ass snacks that I loved (my friends would come to the party and love them as well), but me, I CRAVED the hell out of them! The caramel dripping off the large popcorn made into a ball, the sweetness that I would never want to leave my mouth at all and when all is said and done, I’d help myself to a couple more (without being caught of course).

Then there was the various chocolates that were provided at the party (while everyone else was bobbing for apples) that I also like for example Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joys, Hershey’s Kisses and Baby Ruth, along with Taffy Apples, Now and Laters, candy corn (which I hate SO damn much, but my mother had them anyway), and all other assortments that we as kids loved. The Halloweens of my past were pretty good and the parties we had at my house (and the ones I attended later on in life) were fine as well. Now, as a 47 year-old I can say that I celebrate Halloween with a touch of both nostalgia and present enjoyment such as watching movies, whether from the past or some of the new age stuff that’s out (I’ll take the old school anytime) or going to the store and buying my own treats to indulge in without any disturbances and won’t have no regrets whatsoever. This is my Halloween weekend story, along with some old school enjoyments that I’ll always cherish, no matter how old I get.

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