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Looking Back: My Earliest Halloween Memory

My earliest Halloween memories go back to when I was five-years-old and my brother three-years-old. We wore the costumes of the time (early 1960s), those store-bought costumes with the plastic masks. He was cute as a button in his Sylvester the Cat costume. I wore Tweety Bird.

Dad took the two of us to a few houses on the street, each of us having to adjust our masks frequently so we could actually see out of the darn things. There we walked, the three of us, Dad in the middle and each of us on either side of him.

As we were on the home stretch -- and I can see this as clearly in my mind's eye as if it happened yesterday -- my brother began to cry. We stopped walking so Dad could determine what was causing the tears. My brother's trick-or-treat bag, made of paper, had been dragging along the pavement as we walked. Lo and behold, there was a hole in the bottom of the bag and all the candy had fallen out.

I never could stand to see my brother cry, so I soothed him and told him I'd share my candy with him. The tears stopped and we arrived back home where my mother helped me share my "loot" with my brother.

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markgraham wrote on October 29, 2015, 9:46 PM

That was a real sweet memory and it kind of reminded of when I took my niece and nephew trick or treating when they were four and two. It was a blast.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 29, 2015, 11:10 PM

That was very sweet of you and especially at that age.

Paulie wrote on October 30, 2015, 1:49 AM

It was really nice of you to share your Halloween treats with your brother. I remember those store bought costumes with plastic masks so very well.

MegL wrote on October 30, 2015, 4:37 AM

That was kind of you to offer to share. Not every five year old would offer.

Kasman wrote on October 30, 2015, 10:15 AM

Happy memories of childhood! I'll bet your brother was more careful the following year.

allen0187 wrote on October 30, 2015, 9:50 PM

That was a very sweet thing for you to do. Thanks for sharing this. I was never really into Halloween. Loved the candies but didn't bother dressing into a costume.

crowntower wrote on November 1, 2015, 3:43 AM

Forgive me but can't stop myself from laughing as I view your brother's loot with a whole just like in a movie... but you are a very good sister for sharing it with him. I think I can't do that I am s bad little girl when I was young. And I love making kids my age cry. Bad me!

CoralLevang wrote on November 6, 2015, 1:19 PM

We used pillow cases for our treat bags. I always wanted one of those cool pumpkin buckets.