Most Americans decorate their houses for Halloween and get ready for the groups of kids that come knocking on the door, all dressed up and shouting trick-or-treat! It’s pretty standard that as kids you take part in this fun event and then you grow up and if you have kids of your own the trick-or-treat tradition is passed on.
But, we don’t often think about the adults living in the U.S. that have never got to experience the spooky fun of Halloween as children.
For Christine Spaeth Richardson’s mother she had reached the very impressive age of 91 and had never been trick-or-treating. Christine decided it was time her mom discovered just how much fun it was, and hoped it would lift her mood. Only problem was that her mom Mary Spaeth had no idea how Halloween worked.
Christine, of Zion, Michigan, liked to keep a close watch on her mom but on the Saturday before Halloween she noticed her mom was a bit down.
Took my mama Trick r treating today.. she's 91 years young, it was her first time. It took 3 houses before she actually…
“She always talks about seeing her grandkids and her great-grandkids, so when I spoke to her Sunday morning and she sounded down, I thought, you know what, we’re going to go visit. It’s Halloween, it’s trick or treating, we’re going to go see the grandkids,” Christine said, according to Liftable.
“I said ‘All right mom get up, get dressed, I’m coming over to get you.”
Though Mary’s family was so familiar with this U.S. tradition, Mary or “Baba,” as she was known to her family, had emigrated to the U.S. from Croatia in the 1940s so despite ensuring her family had always enjoyed it, she had not participated as an adult.
Mary, who has four children, 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, put on a pair of rabbit ears and went visiting all of her family but instead of saying trick-or-treat, she ended up giving them all gifts!
It took her a few attempts before she actually said trick-or-treat but when she finally got it it lifted her spirits and getting to see all of her family put the biggest smile on her face.
Watch this sweet lady and the joy on her face in the video below.
It really is the simple things in life that make people the happiest. Family brings so much joy to our lives.
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