Memories of brides, monsters, and butterfly wings visit empty nesters that aren't going to school parades or walking the neighborhoods with their children carrying pumpkin bags and flashlights.
I love the surprise costumes when I open the front door and hear, "Trick or Treat." The parents stand in the background, saying to tiny ones, "Go on, open your bag and say trick or treat." Smiles come to me remembering being that parent.
I will make comfort sage, butternut squash soup and light the fire and paper cat lanterns. Last year, with no children at home, I took pictures of my neighbor's children as I opened the door to, TRICK OR TREAT.
What will you be doing this Halloween?
I hope you get some treats for yourself.
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