I've never celebrated Halloween (too bad none of you live around here - Jacksonville FL), but for whatever reason, I have alot of good memories from the anticipation of the various holidays as a child (I'm originally from a state that actually had seasons), even though we as JW's did'nt participate. I still remember being at friends' houses, seeing them apparently happy and found myself wishing that I could have something to look forward too that was FUN and not just the Memorial (such a solemn occasion). I have swore to myself that when (and if) I ever have children that I will celebrate them (the holidays + birthdays) as would want them to have some of the memories that I was denied.
Am I making too much of this?
By the way...only 54 days until HALLOWEEN!!!