Letter: Your view - Sky-high cost of guise and dolls; Comment OF THE DAY.Byline: W. K.
WHAT has happened to old-fashioned Halloween Halloween (hăl'əwēn`, häl'–), Oct. 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, observed with traditional games and customs. The word comes from medieval England's All Hallows' eve (Old Eng. hallow="saint"). ? When my children were growing up, they dressed up in anything they could find. They would be pirates This is a list of known pirates, buccaneers, corsairs, privateers, and others involved in piracy. This list includes both captains and prominent crew members.
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As long as you weren't recognised, that was all that was needed.
I feel sorry for mothers today as the children want special outfits that cost alot of money. I don't know how some families manage, especially if they have two or three children to dress, and it's all for one night.
Bring back the old-fashioned way.
We had to sing or say a poem or even dance, but nowadays they come six at atime and expect to do nothing and get paid. I don't bother to let guisers in now and it's a shame.
W. K., Elderslie, Renfrewshire
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