Charlie Brown: Well, another Halloween has come and gone.
Linus: Yes, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown: I don’t understand it. I went trick-or-treating and all I got was a bag full of rocks. I suppose you spent all night in the pumpkin patch.
Charlie Brown: And the Great Pumpkin never showed up?
Charlie Brown: Well, don’t take it too hard, Linus. I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life, too.
Another year, another no-show by the Great Pumpkin. Too bad. Hopefully none of you got rocks, though.
It’s hard to be festive on a Monday night, but folks certainly tried. I can tell because we don’t have nearly as much left-over candy as I would have hoped for. And if that’s the measure we go by, it’s safe to assume some less-than-pleased parents out there are cursing the day their kids amassed a stockpile of ADHD-inducing Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
On the flip side, you should be able to save money on stimulants for the foreseeable future. And it’s a cheap thrill, too, to witness so many happy and laughing kids traversing the neighborhood. Unfortunately, not always a common sight.
So for one night, Great Pumpkin or not, we indulged in all of our fond memories, put on some Charlie Brown, carved some pumpkins, and even listened to a little monster mash…oh, and gave out some candy to aid in the childhood obesity pandemic.
All in good fun, though. Hope you all had a blast.