The Medl in News
HOBOS, PRINCESSES & SPIDERMAN
Halloween Is Here
The weather’s starting to cool off, and the trees are beginning to don their fall regalia. This time of year, as the magic of Halloween approaches, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for my childhood. After all, what’s not to love about a day of dressing up with your friends and getting free candy? Growing up in Dallas, my costumes were almost always homemade. I remember one year in particular, I dressed up as a little hobo, with frayed jeans and a stick with a bandana tied around it for me to carry all my worldly possessions. My mother added the final touch that really made the costume work: She charred the end of a cork, then used it to smudge a beard on my young face. Back in those days, we kids had free reign of the night when Halloween rolled around. We’d roam far and wide, from neighborhood to neighborhood, until we either got too tired or didn’t have any room in our bags for more candy. Looking back, my favorites were milk duds and candy corn. Since outgrowing my fondness for sweets, it’s hard to imagine just how many of those sugary triangles I consumed — my teeth hurt just thinking about it. Since becoming a father, I’ve gotten to experience the magic of the holiday through my daughter’s eyes. She’s dead set on going as Spider Man this year (she loves everything Spider Man). So while our little hero is web-slinging around the neighborhood with her mother, I’ll be handing out the candy to the ghouls and goblins that come to our door. It’s always great to see the costumes kids come up with these days. I don’t dress up anymore, but now that I think about it, maybe I should!
These days, whole vans of kids show up on our street. When they pull up and unload, it looks like when the possy comes out of the railcar in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” There’s just no end to them. And yet, every year, my wife and I somehowmanage to buy too much candy. Come Nov. 1, there’s more than likely going to be a bowl or two of complementary candymaking its way around the office, courtesy of the Medlin household.
Halloween is just a great tradition and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. It’s a time when kids can embrace their imaginations and their sweet tooths, while adults get to relive their own memories and pass on the joy to their children. From all of us at the Medlin Law Firm, have a safe and happy Halloween! – Gary L. Medlin, Esq.
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