This is a great idea for a thread.
As it is Halloween, my mind goes back to those great trick-or-treating nights when kids went trick-or-treating with each other and adults were assigned to stay home and dole out the goods, which is the proper order of things.
We would have our pockets crammed full of firecrackers to set off along the way - in those days, nobody knew they were 'dangerous', they were just loads of fun - and we gulped down a good percentage of our candy as it came to us.
Our costumes weren't very creative by today's standards, and the houses we visited didn't have much dressing-up done to them, but we sure did have fun, and we sure did eat a lot of candy. Our over-active imaginations made up for any apparent lack of dressing-up of houses or costumes.
The very best Halloweens ever were the foggy ones. Funny, I can still picture those nights. Fellow monsters and ghouls and witches emerging creepily from the fog as we walked along deserted streets. No adults anywhere, just porch lights burning eerily in the mist, dogs barking off in the distance, lots of awesome spookiness. It was better than anything manufactured today, I'm sure of it.