Halloween blew briskly down our street this year and threatened to send our little trick-or-treaters home early.
But, we’re made of sterner stuff here in Wisconsin and we love our holidays, our chocolate and our friends.
The Erb Park neighborhood did not disappoint last night. Wobbly toddlers in fuzzy costumes, cheerful chaperones, happy bands of teenagers and generous hosts lit Roosevelt Street up with joy.
My friend Carol manned her station down the street with full-sized candy bars, a giant crock of apple cider and a whole variety of apple cider enhancements for the adult trick-or-treaters.
“They’re handing out hot dogs on Grant Street” reported several happy trick-or-treaters who knocked on my door when we all discovered our doorbell had been accidentally painted silent this summer.
“Trick or Treat!”
I thought I’d take a just a few pictures while I manned the candy bowl at our house, but I got snap happy as cute families kept knocking on my door.
Please enjoy the following photos, evidence of the magic Halloween can bring to an ordinary street in the middle of town. (All photos taken with adult permission).