Our first Halloween, “tri-co-tri” and why so many “calabazas”?

Another Halloween and another time to remember our first Halloween in the US.

We had been in the US about 6 weeks when Halloween came up on the calendar.  My Uncle Orlando and family told us about the night.  They suggested wearing a costume, walk around and say “trick or treat”.

We followed his advice and got lots of candy.  Our mother came along to help our little sister who was dressed up as Cinderella.  My brother and I went as cowboys.  It was a wonderful night. 

My favorite part of Halloween is hearing my mother say “trick or treat”.  It sounded a lot like “tri co tri”.     

And explaining to her why there were so many “calabazas”?

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