The Elusive History of Halloween

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Turns out that trying to trace the history of Halloween is no treat. Actually, it’s kind of tricky.

Even the most basic question, “When did it begin?” is a mystery. One source says the holiday has been traced back to the 5th century BC in Ireland. Another says the Middle Ages. And, when exactly were they?

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Making Halloween a Treat

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In the apartment building where I live, Halloween is a repeat performance every year. Scene 1: I buy a ridiculous amount of candy because I am always afraid I will run out. Scene 2: Half a dozen kids show up and claim the best loot of the night because I don’t want all that candy going into my mouth and onto my thighs.

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Back to High School

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“I hated everyone then and there’s no reason to think I’d like anyone now.” That was the email refusal my friends Karyn, Ronnie and I got from Steven B., a high school classmate of ours to our invitation to a class reunion of more years than I want to document. We received one or two others along that pleasant line, but by and large the reception to what would be only our second reunion in multiple decades was, “WOW!”

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Your Lunch Looks So Good. Can I Have Some?

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If thou shalt not covet thy neigbor’s lunch were a commandment, I would still be atoning for my lunchroom jealousies from 6th grade through 12th. I salivated for Rosemary Antonuzzo’s lunch every single day. Made by her Mom Millie Antonuzzo, Ro’s lunches represented to me the best possible ingredients ever to have been placed between two slices of bread (make that Italian bread) and packed into a brown paper bag.

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