“Happy Halloween,” I said. “Did you celebrate today?”

“We had a bit of a party downstairs. I didn’t have a costume but they still let me in, so I guess that was alright. Did you celebrate?”

“My neighbors and I sat on our front porch and handed out candy. It was my first time doing so in Boston because I never got kids at any of my other places.”

“That sounds like fun.”

“Did you like Halloween when you were younger?”

“Oh yes. When I was a kid and then when I had kids. It was fun to open the door to the neighboring children. But those days are long past.”

“But you have the memories. Those you can cherish.”

“And the photographs. Those are handy and helpful.”

The idea of sorting through all of the photographs in her house (trick) in an attempt to find the Halloween ones (treat)…

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