Halloweens Past

The pandemic has changed our lives (and our habits). Wearing masks and washing our hands have become just another part of our lives. It has become so usual to see everyone in masks that we don’t even think about it anymore. These days it just is what it is. When I think of the coming holidays (and yes; I feel that Halloween is definitely a holiday too), I wonder how we will celebrate them.

Speaking of Halloween, it’s sad to hear that kids will not be able to trick or treat door-to-door or car-to-car, along with Halloween parties, carnivals and haunted houses. I get it; we all have to be careful. But I do feel sad for the kiddos.

Thinking back when we were kids in our costumes, hopefully holding out our candy bags to be filled, it was a simple time. Masks were for Halloween fun, and at many of the homes we were given homemade cookies and cupcakes. I’m pretty sure that folks aren’t doing that this year; it’s a pity. In some ways the corona virus is a pretty scary Halloweenish thing in itself.

Like everything else these days, everything is changing. Hopefully we will get back to normal some day soon. But for now, we will have to make the best of it by doing the right things and being careful. Even though these are difficult times we can still be grateful for all the good things in our lives. There will be a time when we look back on this time and say “we made it through!”



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