Next week, the Hill will become a magical place as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats.
Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck, but also have neighbors and friends over to celebrate the night.
And all the while, thousands of pieces of candy will be given out to the children.
With no rain being forecast and temperatures predicted to be in the 50’s, next Wednesday night promises to be perfect both for those giving the candy and those receiving it.
Boston Police have closed off several streets for about six hours to allow children to roam the soon-to-be-haunted neighborhood in safety.
Sitting on the steps of our home, and giving out the candy, one can not help but get into the spirit and fun of Halloween and remember Halloweens of long ago when one would dress up and anxiously wait to get their candy.
Halloween is the night that is still most like those days of our youth where many of the modern gadgets just are not needed. The best costumes are always the ones with the scariest mask.
As one sits on steps wondering do I sample the candy and then should I really eat this candy with all the calories, these lines will certainly come to mind:
Backward turn backward
O’ time in thy flight
And make me a boy just for tonight
Have a happy and safe Halloween.