When I was about six years old I got sick with a bad flu and could not go out trick or treating. My father got one of the older local kids to bring an extra bag with her and she trick or treated on my behalf. I remember the delight I felt when my father presented me with a bag full of all sorts of Halloween candy! The most perplexing treat being these red wax lips, I remember them well. The urban legend said that if you ate them they would turn into gum, but really they just tasted like and had the consistency of wax.
When my mother died and I had to clean out her apartment in Vancouver there of course was a box full of Halloween decorations amongst all of her stuff. I had them shipped back to England and have enjoy going through them and putting them out each year. They are a taste of home for me and a nice reminder of my mother and all of the fun times we had. I know that we should not attach too much sentimentality to objects but sometimes 'things' can make you happy if they evoke fond memories of a person now lost to us. I'd like to think that my mom is somehow celebrating Halloween of 2018!
If this is an enjoyable time of year for you, I hope that you have a wonderful Halloween!