Did this for my friend AR (from previous post)....
I can't believe Halloween is coming. Although the weather did just suddenly change that direction, so I guess it's true.
I just remembered today that we used to carry our Halloween candy in pillowcases sometimes.
And one Halloween night before junior high started the next year, I remember my friend and I lagging behind the group of trick-or-treating kids (which never happened) and talking about stuff that comes next. "When do you know it's time to have a boyfriend, and when do we start wearing deodorant...or perfume...or makeup? If everyone else at school is too 'grown up' for trick-or-treating, won't we still go next year?"
My friend said, "We'll know about the deodorant when we start stinking. You'll tell me if I stink, right?"
And then a bully knocked down one of the kids in front of us and ran away with his pillowcase of candy, and all thoughts immediately went back full-force to Halloween night. We all put some of our candy in a sack for that kid who was robbed.