When I was growing up we did not get candy on a regular basis, it was a special treat. However, I went to All Saints School and All Saints Day is November 1st. This meant that on Halloween me and my brothers would go out and collect massive amounts of candy, both store bought and homemade (except for the health nuts that gave out apples) and there was no school the next day. This made this the perfect sort of holiday.
When I was a young adult not too many grown-ups celebrated this, but I would make cardboard costumes for us. They had to cost less than $1 and we would go “trick or drinking”, and make friends give us drinks.
Now I don’t have too many kids in my neighborhood, but I always stock up on plenty of good candy to give out. I even give candy to the parents who are out supervising the kids. My sorority is putting together sacks of candy for everyone at an elementary school that we support. And Miss P will wear her latest Halloween costume and supervise the giving out of the candy (although she would personally prefer to eat every last bit of it herself).
Because of Halloween some of the houses have been attacked by giant spiders.
And the usual assortment of skeletons, graveyards, witches, etc.
Miss P’s costume. In American football there is a position called wide receiver, so people thought her costume was funny.