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Halloween now an extravaganza
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Each year, the retailers start pushing the holidays on us earlier and earlier. This year, the ads started showing up in September. Kids are already talking about what they want to get.Of course, I'm talking about the biggest holiday of the year: Halloween.Who doesn't fondly remember their parents spending hours hanging up fancy, expensive outdoor Halloween lights, addressing and mailing their Halloween cards and buying fancy, Broadway-musical-quality costumes for all their kids before putting out bowls of $2 candy bars for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters?