I’m Not Letting My Kids Keep Their Halloween Candy

Halloween Alice Seuffert


When I was a kid I vividly remember trick-or-treating.  I remember my single mom, returning from her full-time job getting all three of us kids dressed and her trying to keep us from bursting through the front door before it was too soon. No matter the year, I always remember she made us sit down and eat dinner. It was the same meal every year-soup and sandwich. Hot soup to warm our bellies before we headed out to an inevitably chilly Minnesota night. Sometimes there was snow and in 1991 there was quite a bit of snow. Minnesota Public Radio showed that in 1991, when I was just a 13-year-old trick-or-treater that Halloween Blizzard was the biggest snowstorm in the Twin Cities releasing 28.4 inches of snow. But we still went trick-or-treating. Continue reading