Halloween decorations have sprouted up all over my neighborhood and have me reflecting on years past. My favorite costumes were the ones where I could either dress for my future career as a firefighter or astronaut or pretend I was a superhero. Halloween is one of the great kid holidays because of the candy of course, but also the opportunity to become someone else. My kids remember the fun of deciding what to be each year and helping design all aspects of their costumes. They also remember the cold nights and having to wear a coat on top of their fabulous creations. Mean old mom and dad. The same mean old mom and dad that would ration their haul and make it last for a few weeks.
Now that my kids are grown, the decorations I see as I walk around the neighborhood have me thinking – what does Halloween mean to me today? Well, I still get candy because what responsible home owner wouldn’t test the goods first? I still enjoy seeing the parade of firefighters, witches and ballerinas come to my door. Hmmm – what would I dress up as today, given the chance? Well, if you see Uncle Fester rounding at your facility today, it just might be me! Happy Halloween!