The weekly Daley: Things I’ve never done on Halloween but might have liked to

By From page A4 | November 01, 2013

Despite never having tipped over an outhouse on Halloween or on any other occasion, life’s been pretty good. Call it a reverse Bucket List. My father used to regale us kids with derring do that he and his brother and pals such as the mythical Johnny Carpenter, Dutch Somebody, Swede Somebody-else and Red Somebody-or-other, used to do on Halloween. That was, of course in the old days, in Scranton, Pa. In the days when they walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways with cardboard stuffed in their shoes to cover the holes in the soles, keeping an eye out for an abandoned lump of coal.

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