I miss Halloween, I really do.
We live in a rural area, and our house is set way, way back from the road. Actually, you can't even see our house from the road because of the contours of the land. We don't have any trick-or-treaters, and there's no point in even putting a jack-o-lantern or two on our porch. Who would see them?
I have fond memories of Halloweens past. Usually James would stay home and hand out the candy--in later years with scary sound effects playing on the boom box--while I'd take the kids out, often with a friend or two and their kids. Adult beverages in hand, we'd mosey on down the street. Our neighborhood was friendly and we knew most of the residents, so it was a festive atmosphere.
One always hoped for good weather--a warmish night, no rain, no wind.
Kids' costumes can be a hassle, which can make some parents less than enthusiastic about Halloween. Jim sewed a couple of costumes (clown, witch) when our kids were little, and my sister Jana also constructed a Pepsi can out of poster board that was used for a couple of years. I loved it when our son went as Zorro--it was an easy costume to put together, and the parents handing out the candy were all "Wow! Zorro! I haven't seen that in years!"
Remember returning home with the goodies and dumping it all out on the floor, sorting it, trading some candy with your sibling(s) and all that? Or watching your kids do it?
Hope you enjoy yourself tonight, and for goodness' sake, be generous with that candy!