Many of our costumes were home made - ghost costumes made from sheets, firemen costumes made from rubberized raincoats, clowns in makeup, pirates in black with an eye patch, Little Red Riding Hoods dressed in - what else, red.
For decorations we had carved pumpkins, we had bowls of candy corn (which, to this day, I detest) and other simple decorations.
Now, Halloween has started to rival Christmas as a decoration opportunity.
Here are some house decorations I have found on my travels, and here in Binghamton, New York.
And what is Halloween, in a way, but a way of facing our fears?
|One more from Yonkers|
Instead of Ebola, we think of the living dead.
|Binghamton, New York, 2014|
Sometimes, beauty can be the scariest thing of all.
Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what do you do?