There are Easter witches and Salem witches (which were not witches at all), there are witches on broomsticks and ones that have never learned the art of flying. Collectors can have a field day incorporating these images into the magic of a witchy Halloween display.
My youngest granddaughter has a bumblebee costume for Halloween, but she won’t do any trick-or-treating, at least not until she learns to walk. She’s typical of a whole generation of children whose parents delight in dressing them in weird and colorful costumes for the spooky holiday.
No, this is not an article about vampires although, the new myth-expanding HBO series True Blood has generated curiosity. Instead, focus your attention on apples – commonplace apples – which appear frequently on antique Halloween postcards.
Vampires, ghosts, goblins, witches, and mummies are traditional characters in the repertoire of scary stories told on dark Halloween nights, calculated to amuse or perhaps scare young children.