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Re: Halloween- how did you spend the day


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Posted by Barb on Friday, October 21st 2022:

In Reply to: Halloween- how did you spend the day posted by Lottie on Wednesday, October 19th 2022:

There were no such things as store-bought costumes. We would assemble couboy outfits, everyone had six-shooters and cap-guns; witches, with the bristle brooms; ghosts, made with white pillowcases and cut-outs or charcoal for facial features; and hoboes, using outsized pants and shirts and charcoal dabs for facial hair. We would go knocking door to door for "Trick or Treat". Even old fuddy-duddy neighbors gave candy, fruit, or pennies. Teens, however, went "trashing", knocking over neighbors' garbage cans or flowerpots, throwing and breaking windows, tossing dampened toilet-paper wads, and "egging" or "chalking" nearby doors and sidewalks - they were called "hooligans".

My Depression-era Mom said that the Thanksgiving ritual for kids was "go-begging", mostly for money.

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