Adventures with Free Candy
Published by Naomi Baltuck
When not actually writing, I am researching the world with my long-suffering husband and our two kids, or outside editing my garden. My novel, The Keeper of the Crystal Spring (Viking Penguin), can be read in English, German, Spanish, and Italian. My storytelling anthology, Apples From Heaven, garnered four national awards, including the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice. I am currently working on a contemporary women’s novel. View all posts by Naomi Baltuck
It gives me such joy to think that there’s one day a year when people let you come to their house and they give you candy. I love it. I bought bags and bags and then, we only had two little boys come to our house. 😦 It was cold and rainy and I didn’t see many kids out trick-or-treating. I don’t know who was more disappointed: me or them?
When you think about it, Halloween is a funny kind of holiday–dressing up and going begging door to door for candy. My mom used to get sometimes 400 trick or treaters in 1960s Detroit. We got about 20 kids this year, in spite of the rain. I do love greeting the neighborhood kids in their costumes. But this year was our first Halloween without without one kid or the other present, so I threw a party for grownups, and it was very fun. I can see the holiday morphing into something else, because the times are changing, as well as my own stage in life. But I will always love Halloween and find a way to celebrate it. Thanks so much for the visit, and for sharing your thoughts about it.
Bea’s illustrations seem to get better with every post! Thanks for sharing this fun post Naomi.
Thanks so much stopping by, and for your kind words. I am really enjoying her posts too, and find her artwork can be both humorous and quietly moving, but always expressive.
I love the artwork Naomi 🙂
That’s my daughter Bea’s artwork. She has a sweet style. Thanks for the visit and the kind words.