by Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter and Boston City Paper, 10/2012
Nationally and locally, the newspapers are full of negative news and stories. In the spirit of lightening things up a bit and having some reading enjoyment, I thought we could talk about my second favorite holiday, Halloween.
There’s a lot going on this month to celebrate Halloween, from apple picking and everything flavored with pumpkin, to terrific haunted houses, such as our very own Orpheum here in Foxboro and many other excellent venues that will scare the bajeebies out of you and get you “in the spirit.”
Since I was a kid I’ve always loved Halloween and thought you might enjoy a little history lesson about this very strange and magical time of year — a story that begins over two thousand years ago!