Dad's favorite day of the year was always Halloween. So at least he's having fun tonight.
But for the rest of us it's not the same without the old neighborhood or the fireplace or the kids. Tonight it's pouring rain, German apple juice (gruner apfel), a Cuban MonteCristo and Nessum Dorma by Puccini.
Best Halloween I ever spent was on Michigan Ave. with drinks at the Drake Hotel in Chicago in 2003. Or the NHL game with my brother in 2001. Or the blizzard of '91.
Each year in Italy we get about one trick-or-treater. It's kind of embarassing - for us! The kids ring the bell and don't even know what to do or say. They just hold out a bag with a grim smile. Last year it was a group of primary school girls. In 2005 it was just some kid with his mom. We'll see if any kids stop by tonight.