When I was a child (70 years ago), Halloween was a fun time for children. We dressed up in homemade costumes, went around to the neighbors' houses to trick-or-treat, and we were welcomed in to bob for apples, drink orange drinks and eat chocolate cookies, and everyone knew it was make-believe about witches and goblins. Then around the 1970's, if I remember correctly, a bunch of people decided that it was sacrilege to have Halloween parties and that everything was "a work of the devil". In the culture I was raised in, nothing was further from the truth. These same people have decided that celebrating Valentine's Day is also a pagan holiday. We used to send Valentine cards to other kids in our class, eat pink cupcakes and drink cups of Hawaiian punch. What is wrong with people today?? Everything revolves around race, religion, and politics. Kids are not allowed to just have innocent fun any longer.