Friday, October 25, 2002
Halloween was fun in the good old days
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Clark remember hay rides and scavenger hunts. There was nothing mischievous; if the "least thing that was wrong" came to a parent's attention, a sadder and wiser child would surely hear of it.
There were no real tricks, but there were scary things. A favorite was a chicken foot on a wire. Halloween was fun for adults, too. Mrs. Walter Woodward remembers adult Halloween parties, where people dressed up, dunked or jumped for apples and played games as a group. They were simple games that caused a great deal of the ladies to take off a shoe; the shoes were then passed around the circle and it was up to each husband to recognize his wife's, which didn't always happen. Often the church hall was open for a Halloween party. It was a time for those who knew each other well, old and young, to have fun together.
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