I was grumbling last night as I had older kids and even adults show up for trick-o-treating. Lamented the situation on Facebook. Then, I rethought the subject, and this is what I posted this morning:
Times have changed, and there is bone-crushing poverty in this town. Begging on street corners has become a legitimate means of making a living for people. So, I should not be surprised to have adults begging for candy on my doorstep. I remember, as a small child, bums coming to our back porch, begging for food. My mother always had something to give them. Therefore, I too should be willing to share the bounty.
We live a very blessed life. Who am I to begrudge someone a few pieces of candy?