When we were younger, we had a table out front with a plywood on top. We had cut a hole in it so our teenage son could put his head through. We put black and white makeup on his face and I fashioned a "silver platter" around his neck, out of foil. We used a white sheet for a table cloth that hung to the ground so the kids and parents couldn't see him under the table. I was dressed as a witch and we had a cauldron with hot apple cider and warm, hot chocolate for the kiddies.
It was too scary for some of the little ones as son opened his eyes and made noises. But in the end, we showed them not to be afraid and come back for their treats. The parents thought it was great.
That was before people were mean. Nowadays we don't do homemade anything for treats, unless we know the kids and parents. They get special treats. A shame because we had a lot of fun back then.
We used to make pop corn balls, but in the shape of corn on the cob, wrapping them in wax paper and using green tissue paper for the husks. Back to the 1950's fun.
By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA
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