Trite, rude notion |

Trite, rude notion

I was peeved to find the naysayer opinion of Kerry Roberts in the letter “Pushing witchcraft” actually published — but to each his own, right? So here’s mine: The trite notion that parents are “ignorant” for “pushing this witchcraft and trash on … their children” is plain rude.

What gave me nightmares as a child were self-righteous, bitter adults who made me feel ashamed for finding joy in imaginative and innocent pleasures like the pleasure Halloween brings to so many children and adults.

One night out of the year, we can be anybody we want. Our friendly and kind neighbors greet us at the door with candy and smiles. Our handmade costumes are especially admired (yea, papier-mache!). And even if a costume is a waste of money, what business is it of someone else?

Kerry, you need to celebrate Halloween next year. Dress up like Mighty Casey, because you have struck out!

Wendy Denhard

New Brighton

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