Spooky spoof

I wish there was a Halloween grinch to steal all the jack o’ lanterns grimacing, the tacky ghoul ghost costumes and stop children trick or treating from door to door. Personally I prefer to treat the day with its religious overtones and light candles in remembrance of all the departed souls I’ve loved as well as some birthday cake candles for a daughter. Yes the church stole the date from the Celtic Samhain but a belief in spirits passing through this world on their way to the summerlands is a far cry from the spoof on spooky that is commercial Halloween.