Trick or Treat Night

As I am writing this blog, it's about 7:50 in the evening of Halloween night, a time for little kids and grownups trekking the night in the dark, parents chaperoning their little tots from house to house, getting their share of fun, camaraderie, and of course, candies.

I did my last minute shopping to buy the goodies for the trick or treat trekkers, and I was surprised to come home seeing my daughter's old friend from grade school, Christopher Wisniewski, dressed like a penguin man or, as my nephew, Elijah Sugay said, "he is a character from a movie." From what he told me when I asked him what he was dressed like, he casually replied that he just wore the beakmask and a cream-colored coat and people can figure out who they want him to be. Hmmmmm......

Most of the children and parents weren't sure if he was for real, or just a prop, until he moved his index finger up. My little porch got crowded with curious onlookers, mostly kids who got intimated by this mystery man (or supernatural?). I will try to post a picture of him later, so you can get a glimpse of how he looks.

My daughter, Christina, arrived later from work and school (She works at the Loyola House of the Jesuits at USF in San Francisco and will be graduating soon.), my granddaughter arrived and was dressed like Scooby Doo. She was uneasy, at first, to approach the Penguin man as she got some candies from the big black plastic couldron, after which she went out to go trick or treating with her mom, Shela, and Christina, my daughter. Earlier, Ann and Bernard, helped me put all the candies in a big plastic couldron and put away some of the groceries.

For dinner, I cooked cross-rib roast beef with the au jus sauce, ground beef ball soup with the bean thread noodle, and I also had wheat crackers with Gorgonzola Cheese Torta with Roasted Hazelnuts and Cranberries.

Every year, we celebrate Holloween with friends and family, with lots of candies and fun, going around trick or treating in a good neigborhood, where people are like one big family.

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