by Sherring D.
My father doesn’t believe in Halloween. It’s not because the pagan holiday goes against his religious beliefs. He’s an atheist. He’s also an old-school West Indian man, Haitian to be precise. Dressing up, going to door-to-door to beg for candy was one of the many “American” things he frowned upon. If teachers sent him notices for us to dress up for school, he’d take us shopping for cheap costumes. He also begrudgingly took us shopping for multi-packs of library card […]
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