October 30th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 43
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Spooky
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Halloween has always been different for my family.

As a kid, I never dressed up and walked around the neighbourhood with my parents.

It just wasn’t something we did.

I don’t think it’s that my parents were against Halloween; it’s just that they didn’t see a need for it.

I have older siblings that have now decided on their own to go trick or treating and my parents are fine with that.
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The thing about my Halloween memories is that they’re still great, even though trick or treating isn’t part of them.

My memories consist of me sitting on the couch, watching a different movie every year with popcorn and candy my parents bought for me.

In no way did I ever feel like I missed out on the Halloween fun.

I’m not sure what I’d decide to do if I ever had kids of my own.

I currently feel quite content to sit on the fence of whether or not I’m a fan of trick or treating.
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The idea of dressing up in fun costumes and eating candy is appealing to pretty much everyone everywhere but the other side of Halloween where everything needs to be scary and haunted I’ve never really understood.

I’m not saying that I think people who scare others or plan spooky Halloween decorations are wrong in any way; I’ve just personally never seen the appeal in it.

In my mind, as long as people are safely and responsibly enjoying Halloween, I see no problem in how it’s celebrated.

With all that said, no matter how you spend your Halloween evening, whether it’s trick or treating with family or friends or staying home and watching a movie, I hope everyone has a safe and fun 2019 Halloween.
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