I tried. I really tried to encourage that Great American Moment ... Halloween.
It didn't work ... for me, or for "here"
I compromised by putting out candy where the neighborliness kids could just .. just come take it.
No need to knock on the door, or yell "Trick Or Threat, or even just hold out their bags for the expected goodies.
I just put out a barrel of candy .,.,. individually wrapped ... for them to come by and scarf it up.
I am despondent Kids don't trust anyone any more.
I suppose that's A Good Thing, in this age, but I had hoped that we had got past "apples with razor blades" and other nasty things by now.
I guess all of us ... adults and children too ..have learned to be cautious of feebies.
I do not LIKE this America, when Children cannot trust Adults to be caring, loving, supportive.
( I do not like the word "Supportive" ... I'm not sure what it means; but I THINK it means that Mom and/or Dad go out trick-or-treating with their children, if only to keep them safe
I guess I'm a product of the sixties, when we knew our neighbors and trusted them. In the blocks within a half mile of me, I reaped a lot of goodies. I liked to wait until after 9pm, and then work the neighbors; they NEVER had given out all the candies and goodies, so even though I was a little too old to be "Trick or Treating: them, they were glad to get rid on the last of the Candy Bowl.
(I never ate the apple which some of them gave me .. Too Organic!)