When I was a kid, we didn't have all the fear mongering and perverts that you see today. One of our neighbors use to give out the tastiest pop corn balls you ever would eat. She made them from scratch, and to this day I have never tasted anything quite like them. Now a days, you don't dare give out anything home made as it will undoubetedly end up in the garbage, and the neighbors will suspect you of being a poisener or putting razor blades in the home made cookies. It's really too bad, too, because those scrumptious pop corn balls were one of my favorite parts of Halloween when I was a kid. And she made them HUGE. I would devidt it up into 3 pieces. Some times I would even go back to her house for 2nds. There were also other neighbors who made a lot of home make ToTs. One neighbor made M & M coocolate chip cookies. She would get special Halloween bags of the candies which contained only orange and brown, and would mix them in her made from scratch cookie dough. Another neighbor, an older gentleman, actualy, use to make home kade karmels, and he would individualy wrap them in wax paper. They were also to die for.
Oh, and I'm in my early 50s. I'll be 52 next July. I stopped ToTing when I was in 7th grade, but by then the neighbor who made the fabulous pop corn balls had passed away. It was actualy two years before 7th grade, 5th grade, that I had my very last pop corn ball from that neighbor as she passed away shortly after Christmas of 71. I actualy cried when I heard the news. Two years later you started hearing all the "horror stories" about razor blades in the apples, poisenings and the like.