• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

During my lifetime I have enjoyed spending the fall season each year with my family and my younger siblings.. My parents would take me to places like Kings Island, Irons Fruit Farm, and the Cincinnati Zoo just to name a few. It was moments like this that really made me start to embrace what the fall season truly felt like. Years later those childhood memories still resonate in my brain every single year the harvest months begin each September. When I think of Halloween what first comes to mind is pumpkins, spiders, vampires, and skeletons. Those are the decorations to me that make the Halloween season so recognizable. It is hard to imagine the holiday without them.

The best Halloween tradition for many years in my childhood was going trick or treating in my neighborhood. It was one of the best parts of the of what made Halloween stand out for me and most of the other kids. Now while I don’t dress up to go trick or treating, I have been helping hand out candy to younger children that come by our house each October. It is nice to pass on these kinds of traditions to new generations of kids so they can understand what makes fall special. You have probably heard the saying when friends come and go family is forever, the same can be said about the traditions that exist in today’s society. Some traditions last in the family for generations while others begin to fade away in the blink of an eye. That’s what makes traditions like trick or treating and carving pumpkins all the more memorable. 

Kyle Mounce 

Intern/ Staff Writer