I believe there is an old adage about people who heavily decorate for holidays.  The people who least can afford it decorate the most.  An old girlfriend used to insist on putting up two Christmas trees in her living room, one in the rec room and a smaller one in her kitchen.  Then her cats would spoil her work.

I was at a store this week and a woman checking out in the aisle to my right looked like she was already in costume.

When it comes to Halloween, it now appears to rival Christmas in sparing no expense.  As if the candy wasn’t already costly.

There are some people who really, really enjoy the holiday.  I was at a store this week and a woman checking out in the aisle to my right looked like she was already in costume.  A striped black and white blouse, black pants, black jacket, black lipstick, and black hair.  Her face was painted white and she had a black mole on one cheek.  I was going to snap a picture but couldn’t figure out how to do it quietly.  She probably already knows she looks like Morticia Addams and I didn’t want trouble.

I often work Halloween Night at an event our radio stations co-sponsor (this year at its new location at the Expo Center at the College of Southern Idaho).  I don’t give out candy when I get home.  Instead, I go to bed.  Morning radio comes early.  Funny, though.  Excited kids still come knocking, even with my lights off.  I don’t blame them.  At their age trick-or-treating is a thrill.  It remains the same for some adults.  I’m not among them and it’s a bit like losing a part of you that was good.