My parents’ church had a Halloween contest.  I won.  I dressed up as a politician and carried a sign that read “VOTE FOR ME”.  I was in second grade.  A few years later, the church got convinced that Halloween was pure devilry.  My parents agreed with the church.  I got screwed out of four years worth of trick-or-treating candy.

I read in the paper that some schools in Seattle won’t be celebrating Halloween.  One of their concerns is that the American way of celebrating Halloween is offensive to Wiccans.

Thankfully, I live in a town stuck in a time warp.  My kids have many prosperous years of trick-or-treating ahead of them.