We live off the beaten path. Trick-or-treaters don’t come this way because our street has too few houses to make it worth the effort — and because the road is dark. In the name of saving electricity, there are no streetlights in this part of town. We aren’t really in town, except technically. City water pipes don’t come here. We have a fire house nearby in which some trucks live, but no firemen.
Not that we have full-time firefighters. We have a fire chief who doubles as the chief of our tiny police department. It’s a quiet town. As in most small towns, volunteers carry the load.
We haven’t had a serious fire in quite a while and hopefully, won’t. Now that we’ve had some rain, the danger of fire has dropped. Good.
Because Halloween is back and we want all our little ghouls, ghosts, goblins, superheros and fairy princesses to stay safe, suffering nothing worse than sugar overload from too much candy.