I think that those of us who are old enough to remember and appreciate retro embrace it so much is because it was time in our lives that was safer and simpler.
You could go trick or treating without the fear that someone would poison us or stick a razor in the Mallow Bar.
Tell your kids not to accept or not eat any candy that is not commercially wrapped. Of course they can accept magic markers, pencils, pens but they won’t be eating those.
The FDA has a list of reminders for parents this Halloween. It’s a damn shame our world has come to this.
And while we’re on the topic of candy safety — make sure that your pets especially dogs and cats do not eat chocolate or anything with xylitol as both are lethal.