I finally took down the Hallowe’en decorations tonight. I always push that off for as long as I can, Hallowe’en being my favorite holiday, and autumn being my very favorite time of year. I opened the big Rubbermaid storage tub and it was redolent with spirits of Hallowe’ens past. I smelled 1993, my goblin and faerie princess children sticky with candy and the excitement of the shadowy night. I miss those days when my children were small. They’re all grown now, and starting to give me grandchildren. Well, one grand daughter so far. I can look forward now to a new generation of goblins, and best of all, filling them with candy and sending them home to their parents!