In grade school on Halloween day, we wore our costumes to school. We lined up outside in the warm California sun with our class and all the school paraded around the school yard. Our parents were there to watch and wave to us. Sometimes we had classroom parties, and when I was 14, a girlfriend gave a Halloween Scavenger party at her home. All of us girls dressed up and ran around her neighborhood knocking on doors and trying to be the first to find the small items on our list, such as a paperclip.
We had a few Halloween traditions. One was that Dad helped us carve out pumpkins which we put candles in and set on the front porch. Another, was that we could only have a piece or two of candy at a time. We were not allowed to just gobble up all our candy on Halloween night (which sounded great to me!). Once when we returned home I couldn't find my bag of Halloween candy. Also, we couldn't find our cocker spaniel dog, Teddy. Finally, we found a very sheepish Teddy and what was left of our candy under my parent's bed.