Halloween: Back to basics

Provided by MassMutual Some of us remember a time when even overprotective parents would let their kids out once a year for a night of scary fun. The children roamed the streets unaccompanied by adults, wearing dark clothing and taking candy from strangers. Often the treats were unwrapped — homemade popcorn balls or cookies, or little waxed-paper bags filled with candy corn. Children needed pillowcases to drag home all the loot. The climate in this country has changed, and so has Halloween. These days — the era of “stranger danger” and “orange alert” — safer activities are taking the place … Continue reading