I’ve always liked Halloween, and it is a special holiday for our family. Mr. F, of course, cannot pass out sub-standard chocolate having worked for Nestle and Mars, so he invests in full-sized See’s candy bars. That’s a bit of local pride, too, as the See family lived just across the street from us here in San Luis Obispo in See Canyon.
Do I have problems with my diet at Halloween? Surprisingly, no. I’m living proof that one can actually have too much chocolate. I ate so much of the stuff when Mr. F was working for chocolate companies, that I really have lost my taste for it. I do enjoy it on occasion, but I would be in much more trouble if people handed out cheese for Halloween. That’s not something that would catch on, I think.
I don’t have a great Halloween costume, but I do have a Harry Potter sorting hat. That seems to work. Oh, and we can’t have normal pumpkins, either. This one was so big that it got wedged in the shopping cart at the supermarket.
My mother and brother both passed away since Halloween 2007, and both absolutely loved the holiday. Leroy and Laurie’s Halloween parties were legendary (Leroy as Janet Reno would be amazing) and Mom always dropped by to help out with our trick-or-treaters (not too many of those at her mobile home park). So they’ll be in our thoughts as we enjoy Halloween tonight.