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Halloween Traditions

Posted by Randy Gillis on Fri 30th Oct 2020 6:50pm

Did your parents check your Halloween candy for razors and needles?  I don't know why that was a thing, but I know they made a big deal about it at school when I was growing up.  My parents always looked mine over.  I do it too with my boys!  I mean, we aren't going trick-or-treating this year, but I certainly checked their candy over in the past.  I made a video message today laughing about the whole ritual because it's really kind of silly when you think about it. When we take our kids trick-or-treating, we're usually getting the candy from our family and neighbors.  Those are the people we usually trust, or at least feel okay about.  And if kids were really being preyed upon with contaminated candy, then surely Halloween would've been canceled long ago.  Yet the idea of possible harm still persists today.  I wonder if that whole thing was just an urban myth or whether some children actually biting into candy apples with hidden razor blades in the center?  I'm leaning towards myth.