A quiet Halloween

Better than last year, quieter than before

Got dinner early, walked the dogs, set up the chairs, and waited.

Julie did the passing out, with me in reserve in case she needed a break. We had more people that last year (understandable), but still nothing like it used to be.

I think Julie was right. As the population ages, activity shifts. Around us all the people that would be trick-or-treating are now Josh's age (17) and older. Other parts of our town are having a load more costumed kids knocking on doors.

But the rain held off and it wasn't too cold. And we have a few leftovers in the bottom of the cauldron.