Share Your Halloween Stories with Family

It’s writing Wednesday. I know I’ve been lax about posting daily. One of these days I’m going to do the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and actually post every day. In the meantime I keep working at it, but that’s another post for another day.

Today, I’m going back to Writing Wednesday, and sharing stories about our significant other. Whether this will be a weekly or monthly topic is anyone’s guess.

Since Halloween just flew past, like a witch on her broom. Today’s prompt, tell about a Halloween you enjoyed with your partner. No need to limit it to one, tell as many Halloween stories as you want.

Most of our Halloweens were uneventful since we had children early, and Halloween revolved around them. Also, we lived in a rural area, so there we didn’t dress up or anything fun. Nothing like the fun I had last night with my new creative friends, who for the night were dubbed, Witches of Eufaula and a Tourist.

However, for our first Halloween, we bought the candy destined to languish in the bottom of the little goblins’ bucket long after they devoured the tastier candies. We bought the stuff no one, at least no kid, wanted. We had a game plan.

Buying candy we didn’t like, meant we were less likely to eat it and have to buy more. As students with little to no money, we preferred not to spend money on excess candy. Thus, we bought the stuff we didn’t like.

The problem? We lived in married student housing, most of the town kids didn’t come on campus to our apartments. Maybe other students had bought unappetizing candy and the kids learned the students weren’t a good source for treats. Since we were all college students, few of us had children. Those who were parents, had babies. Back then we didn’t take babies trick-or-treating.

The end result meant bottom-of-the-pile candy was our dessert or after-dinner-treat for far too many days. Lucky for us, his mom liked the hard candies, which we happily gifted to her.

The next year we bought the good stuff. Still no treaters, but at least we had good candy to munch on for a day or two.

After that he graduated and got a job, the kids came, and life changed. Most of our Halloween stories involve our children. I love remembering those first two Halloweens when we thought we were so grown-up, being fiscally responsible and frugal, yet at the same time prepared to hand out candy to the muchkins that didn’t come.

Did you and/or your spouse dress up for Halloween?

Have you dressed up recently?

What’s your favorite costume, one you’ve worn, or seen?

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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