I am 77 years of age. Wanting a return to the “good old days”, I suspect, is code for wanting a time when America was white and colored knew their place.
There was a time when Halloween was a great holiday. I suspect that it was as great for colored but I do not know for sure. I did grow up in black and white neighborhoods. I do not remember any differences to problems.
I am not sure when Halloween went to hell. I think when news reports of drugs and razor blades and stuff like that in the candy was reported. If it did happen it was rare and I am not even sure there was a case of it happening.
Then hospitals that charge hundreds of dollars to do an x-ray on a person started to scan candy for free. People would come in with their candy to have it scanned.
I worked at hospitals when that took place. It was stupid and never did any hospital ever find anything. I think that was the end of the real fun Halloween for kids. Now kids do not go door to door.
I am not sure when the born-again Christians, you know the same people that elected Donald Trump, decided to make war on Halloween. I learned not to ask someone what their kids were doing for Halloween.
I guess when I was a kid I missed out on all the pagans and witches having sex and doing “ritualistic cannibalism” on children.
Well, as soon as Halloween is over I can start my war on Christmas.