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.