Oh, oh, to be a kid on the Southside on October 31 in the 1950’s!!!!!! What a kid delight. Houses so close together, we went from one house to another for blocks. Shopping bags full of candy. Oh boy the loot we took in. We even made drop offs at home and continued when the loot got too heavy. Oh yes. then the count: How many Mars bar? Big ones, regular sized and the minatures. Then how many Almond Joys, how many Hersey’s, how many boxes of dots, Mike and Ikes, It was like a contest, how many did Ken get? Rosemary was a little too young to compete in the heavy duty contests. Then too my friends, cousins and neighbors, we compared how many various types of bars, boxes. Apples and Oranges were not held in high regard, since Mom and Dad always had them around the house.
Getting dressed up too I guess was okay, but boy do I remember the door to door trick or treat. Too their was always a Halloween Parade on Carson Street. Sometimes we would go and look. Larkins Way…..I remember people coming and dropping their kids off by car. I guess some neighborhoods were better than others for Trick or Treating.
South Side was always the BEST!
Happy Happy Halloween to Everyone.
South Side Sallhy