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Over the years I have been repeatedly scorned, shamed and generally poke fun of by my sisters for handing out seedless, organic raisins to my Trick or Treaters.  Much to the sister’s chagrin, my little ones love the raisins. Mostly they love the little boxes they come in.  Once in a while, one of the kids will ask, “What’s a raisin?” I tell them it’s fruit candy.  No one ever refuses the offer.

I get such a kick out of the whole event; the kids and my funny sisters.

But, not this year.  I have a family of 4 darling goblins who live on my street. I have filled a trick or treat bucket with toys and treats for them which I will give to their parents for distribution. But, on Halloween night, I will turn off the porch light.  I think most parents have made plans that do not involve going house to house, but you never know.

It’s such a shame. But, as long as COVD numbers keep going up (in some cases skyrocketing), that’s the way it has to be.

Maybe I’ll just make cookies to pass the time. I think I have my Grandmother’s recipe for raisin filled cookies around here somewhere.

With love & hope,