Trick or Treat
On Halloween I usually stay down-stairs with our cat Sabastian so
he wont run out when we are treating the trickers. But this year my wife
had a zoom meeting with a group of nuns; yes I did ask if she was sure it was
not a group of witches. Never the less I got to pass out the treats and
watch Sabastian; he never once tried to get out the door, he liked seeing the
(kids) Ghosts and Goblins.
We had about One Hundred and Fifty treaters come to our house this
year, groups of all sizes from one kid with their mom or dad, to a group of
Between the door-bell ringers I would just watch T.V. and think. I
remembered back sixty years ago I usually went Trick or Treating by
myself. I had an older sister that would go with no one like my mom and
dad. My older Brother took my younger brother, so I went alone and if I
remember right that was okay with me.
remember a few times one year I dragged my Halloween bag, and by the time I got
home I had no candy it fell out the hole I drug in the bag. I vaguely
remember two times when I was beat up and they took my candy, one of the times
my brother found them and got my candy back.
Weird, a lot of times I still like being alone.
In August I went to Rome with my family; I and my wife flew from
Utah to Atlanta, thats where we met my youngest son, he came from
Thirty minutes into the flight the Pilot - well I guess the Pilot
- announced the Wi-Fi and Television was not working. Fifteen minutes later
someone else over the loud-speaker announced they were working on it but the
Eleven hour flight might not have T.V. . . .
The announcement takes me back to Homer Simpson; The Encode the
Shinning, A take-off from the movie The Shining. Where Homer is a caretaker of
a Summer Lodge, when he finds out too late there is no television and he goes
When I found out there was no T.V.; what else is not working! Who
cares! They dont. No T.V. No T.V. No T.V... Where do I get off! Terry
cant survive this trip from Hell, No T.V.
Aaah, they just got it working; now I can